For Easley, one of the most important steps to helping her husband was learning to legitimize her own position as a caregiver.
Easley will speak about the challenges she and her family have faced on Oct. 22 at Women in the World Texas in San Antonio.
He was kind of free to go wherever he wanted to go in both the Easley investigation and the Edwards investigation.
Easley helped clear the way for his wife, getting her a job at North Carolina State University.
Easley is earning money for the family as a part-time caregiver, through the Veterans Administration.
Once Easley learned to recognize the triggers, she says, their lives improved markedly.