oh ya, my name is not really fa, the user name would not work witha regular name.
Post Edited By Moderator (FamilyGuy) : 3/5/2009 5:49:03 PM (GMT-7)
is anyone married to a Japanese man with depression?
I am and i need some feed back on it. With the culture already a bit in the denial area this is even worse for him or his family to accept!!
Karen, are you suffering with depressionor are you the victim??
The reason i use the word victim is becasue i feel like one. Thanks for the kind words. He did go get meds a few weeks ago. I think the doc said give it a good 6 weeks to kick in. he seems less aggitated but seems to be in a rut all the time.
I know it is really hard for him but i am doing all the work and he just sits home all day.
Thank again for your feed back. I know the culture has a lot to do with it even though the depression and bi-polar runs in his family big time!!
PS. Hope you are having a great day!
Sorry to hear you are having a rough time. Off the top of my head I can think of one thing that immediately makes me feel better. Warm sunny weather! Don't know if you're getting it where you are but if you are, go outside and sit it in and clear your mind. Think about the things you used to do and how you can still manage them in your life. Think about new interests or desires. Maybe now is the time to start a new hobby. I don't know how severe your arthritis is, but can you get out to take a short walk or is that to much. Maybe start seeing your friends a little more....catch a movie, go to a show or whatever it is you like to do. Please don't let your friends and loved ones fade away. Maybe they are just having a hard time dealing with your latest health change. Maybe they don't know quite what to say.
As far as being single, don't let your disease decide whether you date or not. There are plenty of women who are simply looking for a good man and are willing to handle whatever comes with that package. I know...there are plenty of self centered jerks also but please don't give up on finding happiness there. :)
I wish you the best. Take good care of yourself.
I am going to expand my horizons too as I have pretty much stuck to home all winter and many of those were not good days for me. I do understand what you are going through.
Please know you are supported here in HW and we are a close knit group who care about each other.
I wish you peace,
Just your kind words are helping. I forgot to mention my sisters,mom and best friend. They are my support system and i am so grateful for them. I am strong becasue i have 2 great kids and they are my life! so i take care of myself for them. As you know depression cuts people from friends and family so you know my husband is not social any more and that is so hard for me because i am a very social person.
anyway Karen i hope you are having a great day and today is baseball day opening for my son so i am really excited! i love to watch the kids play!!!
thanks again Karen,
You may want to start a thread of your own so you can receive advice and support from all the members.
This thread is yellowfin43 thread and if you start your own thread you won't get lost in the shuffle.
Just a suggestion. We would all like to get to know you better.