This is a beautifully written piece about a difficult situation no couple wants to face. I admire your honesty and grace in describing the impact of this serious and baffling illness on your marriage and your family. Like anyone else who reads this, I’m also grateful that you left tracks through the forest for others should they find themselves in similar straits. Thank you, Alison.

Award-winning Black writer from the Deep South with roots in newspapers, talk radio, and major-market TV news.