Maggie Benson thought she had it all. A husband she loved more than anything else in the world and a fairly comfortable life. Then like a bolt out of the blue everything changed. ‘When Living is not Enough’ is a bitter sweet story of a typical housewife in the early 1970s whose life is turned upside-down in the aftermath of a road accident. An accident that leaves her husband profoundly disabled. We follow her story through stages of denial and acceptance, hope and despair. We share her successes and her disappointments as she desperately tries to make sense of her new way of life as a Carer. A task made even more difficult because she had always relied on her husband for guidance, love and companionship.