4pm Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Elaine Cotterill wil be sharing her story on BBC Radio 4's It's
My Story in a programme entitled My Lover, My Carer.
Presenter, Julie Fernandez will talk to four couples about what
happens to long-term relationships when a lover becomes a
According to the BBC, the four couples whose lives have been
transformed by disability, will talk frankly and movingly about how
their relationship has changed and how power has shifted between
them. They talk about adjusting to a different life: all the daily
stuff - making tea, mowing the grass, cuddles in a wheelchair, what
to do about sex. When a lover becomes a carer it can distort
intimacy in ways which can be difficult to discuss.
Producers of the half hour programme are Elizabeth Burke and