I Am the Spouse of a Depressed Person

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    Today my counselor tells me my husband is

    probably depressed. It's been an emotional roller coaster with mood swings, isolation and.his constant accusations of cheating. Tonight I am again lonely. I dont want to talk.to anyone because I will admit my feelings that I have for another man. I play it in my head going on...
    ariuri1 ariuri1
    31-35, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    My wife has been hospitalized in the psych ward

    twice for a combination of depression and psychosis. She is on medication and goes for counselling. Over time, she has been able to admit that some of her thoughts are delusional, and she came to trust me to give her feedback about how she is doing. Things are better now than...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    Jun 27, 2014

    I am so lonely. It's

    so hard to love someone and feel like you're nothing more than (slightly detestable) wallpaper in their world. I wish I could fix him. I wish i could fix us. If only things could go back to what they used to be, back before this sad, angry, critical, and miserable passenger...
    farawaymae farawaymae
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2014

    I've Lost The Man I Married

    I suspect my husband has had depression most of his life. Meeting me and our marriage put him into a "happy place". Over time and approximately six months into our marriage I felt him slipping away. He was not sleeping or eating well, angered easily, irritable, snappy at...
    monica1976 monica1976
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2010

    Living With a Depressed Person

    My husband has had many health problems for over ten years.  He has not worked full time since we have been married.  He has become increasingly withdrawn from the world. 
    Folsom Folsom
    51-55
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    I Ended Up Having To Leave

    Like anything else a person that is a lesbian experiences things in the same ways that all people do.  What's different for my partner (guess I should say former partner) & I aren't related to the facts that depression has led to life being unbearable together.  There...
    lezfemme lezfemme
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2010

    I Don't Want To Talk To You

    My husband has been depressed for years. I don't know the cause and it seems he doesn't either. For one reason or another he shut down about 5 years ago. He has been to several doctors and a psychiatrist and none of the medications seem to be working. I don't think the...
    marriedintx marriedintx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2010

    Husband Of 29 Years Suffers From Depression .

    I need some advice before I absolutely go crazy!! My husband has been treated for clinical depression since 1990 and in the first 18 years he did pretty good. At least he treated me like his wife by this I mean there were signs that he did love me. He was not raised in a family...
    53edp 53edp
    56-60
    1 Response Sep 15, 2012

    The Years Tick By

    The years tick by. How many years with this thing? This beast, this devil standing over us, dictating every move. A pall hangs over the house the moment he walks in. The house is swimming in clutter and adolescent junk. I know it is a disease. I am just tired of it. I want...
    backtovanessabet backtovanessabet
    41-45, F
    Oct 15, 2013
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