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Bruce Willis' Wife Emma Heming Says Taking Care Of Family Has "Taken A Toll" On Her Mental Health

Emma Heming Willis has spoken out about how caring for husband Bruce following his aphasia diagnosis has wreaked havoc with her own mental health.



Bruce Willis' Wife Emma Heming Says Taking Care Of Family Has "Taken A Toll" On Her Mental Health

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Emma Heming Willis has admitted that caring for husband Bruce Willis has "taken a toll" on her mental health.

Heming, 43  who married the 67-year-old Die Hard actor in 2009 and shares with daughters Evelyn, seven and Mabel, nine, with him — has opened up about how her struggles from caring her household. 

Speaking to The Bump, Heming said: "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."

The former model who recently launched her skincare company CocoBaba, went on to explain that it dawned on her that she had begun to "under-care" for herself as she was "over-caring" for her husband, who announced back in March that he was retiring from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder affects "the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write." 

Heming 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."— BANG SHOWBIZ

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