Welcome to Healing Well and the Depression. I feel like Snowflake does. I have major depression and my safe place is at home but when I sit here with depression and no motivation I feel angry that this has happened to me. I love my husband dearly but he has to bear the brunt of my pity parties and deal with me when I am really down.
When we do go out I put on a happy face but that does not always mean I am happy. I am a great actress and can not let anyone see how bad I feel. Thus you wive's family thinks she so happy except when home.
Therapy is good for her and her therapist will help her accept her depression and get through it.
I am so sorry you have to go through this as I know you are sad too. My prayers for you.
Keep talking to us.