Emma Heming Willis focuses on her needs in the middle of her husband Bruce Willis’ ongoing struggle with aphasia.
“When you put everyone’s needs above yours, no one wins,” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Tuesday.
The model (43) continued: “I’m not doing this perfectly, but I’m really trying to be the best I can be for the people I love and adore.”
Emma – who shares daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with the 67-year-old actor “Die Hard” – recently admitted to struggling with her husband’s health news.
“I put the needs of my family above my own, which I discovered does not make me a hero,” she said he told The Bump last month.
“That amount of care for everyone else in my household affected my mental health and general health,” she continued. “And it didn’t serve anyone in my family.”
Emma says she is now learning how to “mother” herself and is determined to “take time to take care of herself” every day.
“Someone recently told me that when you care too much about someone, you end up worrying too little about yourself,” she told the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.
“It stopped me in my tracks and it really resonated with me.”
Emma – along with Bruce’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, and their children, Rumer, 33, Scout, 30, and Tallulah, 28 – issued a family statement in March revealing that A-lister was he retired from acting due to health problems.
“To Bruce’s incredible supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has some health problems and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his cognitive abilities,” the statement said.
“As a result of this and with a lot of consideration, Bruce is moving away from a career that meant so much to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it,’ and together we plan to do just that. “
Aphasia is a condition that can affect a person’s ability to speak, write and understand language, with treatment that includes speech and language therapies, according to the Mayo Clinic.