Actor Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has opened up about her personal struggles since publicly announcing his Aphasia diagnosis in March.
Aphasia is a condition that affects your ability to communicate with others, according to the Mayo Clinic and as a result Bruce Willis’ family said in a joint statement in March that he would be “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Now, Heming Willis is being transparent about the affects of being burnt out and what she’s doing to change that.
“I struggle with making the time for self-care every day. I put my family’s needs above my own, which I found does not make me any kind of hero. That amount of care for everyone else within my household had taken a toll on my mental health and overall health, and it served no one in my family,” she told The Bump in an interview published Thursday.
Continuing she said, “Someone told me not long ago that when you over-care for someone, you end up under-caring for yourself. That stopped me in my tracks and really resonated with me. I don’t mother myself perfectly but I know that I have some basic baseline needs that are a must, like first and foremost, exercise. It’s a time I can disconnect and can do something that I know makes me feel good overall. I think it’s important to find that one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.”
In life, when we feel like we are pouring from an empty cup, God is always there to fill us up. Isaiah 40:29 says, “He gives power to the faint, and to Him who has no might He increases strength.”
Emma Heming Willis said that she wanted a family for as long as she could remember.
“The girls bring so much love, laughter, and life into our home. For us as a family it’s always been about making memories. I’m not even sure we have rituals or traditions. We just love spending time with each other and we know that time is precious, and I don’t take that for granted,” she said according to The Bump.
The couple got married in 2009 and have two daughters, according to People.
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