My husband was diagonosed with Depression 7 years ago. At first he took pills Aropax but then ended up needing a larger dose until he could handle the stress no more and went on the sickness benefit for 6 months.
It was a great break for him he attended counselling sessions and got back on track got another job eventually he weaned himself off the pills. Unfortunately the joy was short lived job stress took over again he started quiting jobs or being made redundant.
He has mood swings of happiness to complete negativity. Two years ago he got a good stable job but the negative moods are starting to affect me to. I used to brush them off but now I'm older I still love him and his illness hurts me.
I have 3 good friends who lend me their shoulder to cry on but I can't keep doing this! One says he should go back on meds, another just lends her ear her father is like this also so can sypathise and the other says I should leave him while I'm still young and meet someone nice uncomplicated.
What to do? We have 2 kids also so I'd prefer to stay for their sake. His own family aren't that caring and this is the main reason he turned out this way he never feels good enough in their eyes. His parents don't even call on his birthday right ******.