(This post was originally posted by Chewy on the Coronation Street Blog in April 2012.)
In the past, I have been a little hard on Paul, but after Friday's scenes, you can see the poor bloke is suffering. Paul puts all his efforts in trying to keep life how it was, living with Lesley and still doing his full time job.
To see him shouting at Lesley was a indicator that he is reaching breaking point. To me it seems that Paul can't bring himself to put Lesley in a care home, as he feels as if he was abandoning her to be with Eileen.
While putting Lesley in a home would mean more time for Eileen, I don't think it would be fair to say that it is his sole reason. Paul needs to to do it to get his life back, he also needs to let Eileen get her life back, she's spent the whole first quarter of this year caring for Lesley, and that is simply not fair on Eileen.
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