Would You Be Happy For Your Spouse To Cheat?
See, John O’Connor has Alzheimer’s. He lives in a home for patients with severe Alzheimer’s in Arizona. His wife, Sandra Day O’Connor, retired from the U.S. Supreme Court last year in order to help take care of her husband. Now, at 77 years of age and with a personality compromised due to Alzheimer’s, John O’Connor has found a new girlfriend, also a patient at the home.
Does Sandra get jealous? Bitter? Resentful? No. She’s pleased. When she visits, she sees John happy, content and, as their eldest son described, “like a teenager in love.” Due to this wretched disease, Mr. O’Connor is no longer the same person. He may not even realize he is still married to his same wife of 50 years. But Alzheimer’s, according to experts, doesn’t diminish one’s capacity and need for human relationships.
Justice O’Connor is doing the absolute best she can with a situation beyond her control. And really, she’s shown me the truest definition of love-putting aside one’s personal desires for the best situation for a loved one. If you click on the link above, you may want a box of Kleenex nearby… it’s a tear jerker, folks…