Emma Heming Willis admits that she struggles amid her husband Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis.
“I put my family’s needs above my own, which I found does not make me any hero,” Emma Heming Willis told The Bump in an interview published Thursday.
“That amount of care for everyone else within my household had taken a toll on my mental health and overall health,” she continued. “And it served no one in my family.”
Emma Heming Willis, who shares daughters Mabel and Evelyn, added that she’s now learning how to “mother” herself and being intentional about “making the time for self-care” daily.
“Someone told me not long ago that when you over-care for someone, you end up under-caring for yourself,” she explained. “That stopped me in my tracks and really resonated with me.”
Instead, Emma Heming Willis focuses on her “basic baseline needs,” including exercise.
“It’s a time I can disconnect and can do something that I know makes me feel good overall,” she told the outlet working out. “I think it’s important to find that one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.”
“With much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” their social media uploads announced.
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support. We are moving through this as a strong family unit.”