Bruce Willis, popularly known for his role in the Die Hard series, retired from his acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a neurological disorder that affects an individual’s ability to communicate. The actor’s diagnosis has had a huge impact on his family. His wife, Emma Willis, a British-American actress and model, recently revealed on her Instagram story how the actor’s illness has affected her mental health.
Emma talks about struggles with self-care in light of her husband’s diagnosis
Emma confessed that she “find(s) it hard to make time for self-care every day.” She talked about the efforts she has to put in in order to take care of her family.
“I put my family’s needs above my own. I don’t do it perfectly, but I really try to be the best I can for the people I love and adore,” she said. Emma is responsible for not only taking care of Bruce but also their two daughters, Evelyn and Mabel. Such a huge responsibility is likely to take a toll on one’s mental health.
Emma mentions relooking at her family’s priorities
In her post, she also talked about how the diagnosis made her relook at what is important for her family as well as herself.
“When you put everyone’s needs above your own, no one wins. The amount of care for everyone else within my home had taken a toll on my mental health and my overall health, and I wasn’t serving anyone in my family. Now I know that I have some basic needs that are a must, like exercising in the first place,” she professed.
Emma highlights the need for self-care
By sharing her journey with her husband’s illness, Emma highlighted the need for self-care in a challenging situation. Earlier, in an interview with The Bump, Emma had talked about the need to “mother” herself. In the same interview, she also said, “it’s important to find that one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.” Thus, Emma seems to be giving importance to self-care in order to ensure her health as well as her family’s well-being in these trying times.