Relationship Goals

By Anna Wilde Mathews | Photographs by Andrea Bruce for The Wall Street Journal

‘I Want to Be With Her.’ When Covid Closed Nursing Homes, One Husband Moved In
Jack Eccles didn’t want to leave his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, on her own


Jack and Gerry Eccles at the window of Hillcrest Convalescent Center.

When nursing homes began barring visitors to keep the coronavirus out, Jack Eccles decided to move in.

Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, N.C., had turned him away on March 12 when he arrived as usual to spend much of the day with his wife, Gerry, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

So he returned the next day with a suitcase of clothes... and those are my relationship goals.