My husband and I have been seeing a marriage counselor for just about a year. I've posted here and on the I live in a sexless marriage board. At our last meeting I stated that I didn't think there had been any progress, I was discouraged, I didn't think people could realy change and that I couldn't see myself living like this indefinately. That I had no hope that things were going to improve. I fully acknowledge that I have built a huge wall around my emotions, I am resentful and angry, and that I am a large part of why things aren't working.
So the counselor asks if I am willing to give it another 6 months. I said ok. She then states that she thinks we both should go on antidepressants. That it might give me a little cushion, that it might take the edge off. I said ok, I'll try anything, but I don't think I'm depressed. And I don't. Well I supppose I am unhappy. And feeling a bit hopeless about my marriage. But I don't mope, I'm generally an up beat happy person, just not when it comes to my husband.
So I'm wondering, should I just go ahead and take them? What about side effects and getting off them? Anybody have any experience with antidepressants?
Any and all advice is welcome. TIA.