I Have a Depressed Wife

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    My Wife Battles Depression.

    My wife has always had a negative self-image. Not really physically (she's beautiful) - although she doesn't like to acknowledge that and rolls her eyes when I tell her how beautiful she is - but more herself as a person. She has gotten worse over the years we've been together...
    SpringForward2k8 SpringForward2k8
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2007

    My wife suffers from depression.

    It is really tough on us. It seems that as soon as it starts to get a little better, the sun fades and the clouds come in. By no means is she violent and angry, but when she gets depressed she, all she wants to do is sit on the couch and burry her face in social media, all...
    31-35, M
    Nov 4, 2014

    My wife is clinically depressed

    and it's driving my crazy and sucking the life out of me on a daily basis. I need someone to talk to. I hate this feeling
    mikesmith6453 mikesmith6453
    31-35, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    Crappy Saturday

    We have lived quite happily without most of depression for the past 6 weeks. We've been resting, enjoying life, and to be honest had forgotten how it felt (I had, anyway). This week, my wife forgot an anti-depressant. Took it the next day, no problem. Then on Friday...
    rojblake rojblake
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    My wife has been on Prozac

    for (8) years. It is really bad when she decides not to take them anymore. The early years of marriage were good and we raised (3) great children whom all have their own families now. When the children were in the early and mid teens something changed. She started going out with...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 6, 2014

    Depression Isn't Always The Only Symptom

    First, as I usually do, I'll warn anyone thinking about entering into a relationship with someone that suffers from depression to think twice. It's a difficult thing to deal with and makes a healthy relationship difficult. There's also no cure, just treatment whose efficacy can...
    iRant iRant
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2013


    My wife grew up in a dysfunctional household with many issues.  The most prominent being the mental problems (including depression)  her mother had throughout her whole life.  She was medicated for over 40 years and was taking a "mixture" when she died last year...
    houstonman1 houstonman1
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    Plumbing the Depths

    I have been learning more and more about how my wife has been feeling (and is feeling, from time to time). Apparently: There used to be a lot of fear. Whole-body feelings of fear, which she became sick of and just started to go numb at times. At other times, just feeling scared...
    rojblake rojblake
    36-40, M
    9 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    Tonight I got the courage to tell my wife I

    think she is suffering from depression. I began by telling her I loved her very much and that we could work through this together. Needless to say she did not take it very well and seemed to be furious with me for bringing up the subject. I thought that finally talking about...
    Hobo7 Hobo7
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    I Didn't Think It Would Happen to Us

    My wife of 17 years has been diagnosed with depression. It's been a bit of a surprise to both of us. We had children when young, and she never really worked. Since our children have gone to school, she has studied and finished a degree. Along the way there have been various...
    rojblake rojblake
    36-40, M
    16 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    Its A Battle Every Day

    My wife's depression seems to linger on and on.. forever it seems! However, lately it's gotten worse and it's not much fun to be around her. Her family has begun telling her to get it together etc.. and she hates thinking her sister knows more than her. But it's me that gets the...
    PC2629 PC2629
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2012

    Admits She Is Depressed; Won't Get Help

    My wife of 8 years is depressed.  It seems like it started about 3-4 years ago when she stopped working and we had our first child.   She is/was a very driven person that thrived on the praise that she would get from doing things (school/work) really well.  When...
    goingawaynow goingawaynow
    1 Response Sep 30, 2009
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