First of all welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you found us,and I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.
Marriage is hard no matter who you are,and I think that all marriages fall into a "depression". And it is not a bad thing to ask for help with it. Especially with 2 kids,jobs,housework ect...it takes alot out of both partners.
I am wondering if she is feeling like she is being nagged to death? So therefore it makes the idea of being intimate like a chore?
That is something that you BOTH have to work on,not just her.
If she is tired at night,then she has been thinking about
going to sleep for the last 4 hours and once she hits the bedroom then that is probably all she can think about
You see it is like this... sex is more of an intimate experience for a woman than it is for a man. We don't use it as a "release". We enjoy more of the cuddling and touching and quite frankly we could probably just get by with that.
Keep those things in mind the next time you feel like bringing it up,ask her what SHE wants. Not nagging at her because of something that YOU want... see where I am going with this?
Now, have you two thought about
marriage counseling? I know it is a hard thing to admit that you need,but like I said before,it is not a bad thing to ask for help.
I found some info on the net awhile back that I think really helps alot....
I hope that your mom gets through all of this,and I am so sorry that your daughter has that,how scary!!www.rd.com/content/how-to-cope-with-a-depressed-spouse/www.marriagebuilders.com/graphic/mbi5014_qa.html www.mental-health-matters.com/articles/article.php?artid=526
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.