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rlew
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/5/2005 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My depression is troubling my marriage. Anyone having similar difficulties? How are you getting through it?

softy
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   Posted 3/5/2005 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Rlew :-) .  I suffer from depression and went through a really bad bout (suicidal) 2 years ago.  My hubby was ready to leave as I was extremely needy and wasn't able to be there for him emotionally or physically.  How did we get through it?  Time, a psychiatrist and anti-depressants.  I'm sure if I was still in that state, he would have left.  I wish he were the type to sit down and have a heart to heart with (is your wife) but that's just not him.  Maybe if she understood a bit of what you go through and you are attentive to her when you can be, things will get better. 

How long have you been depressed and what have you tried?


God Bless, Softy
 


Ralph
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   Posted 3/6/2005 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
riew

Before offering help. Are you male or female? What approximate age group ( within 10 ) years ?

How long have you been married ? I have been wed for 39 years.

I have much experience. yeah

rlew
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   Posted 3/6/2005 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Late 30's. We have been married for almost 15 years. I have just recently gone to therapy/counseling and been diagnosed with depression. Looking back it has been going on roughly since my early teens. I just never recognized it. I started Paxil about 9 weeks ago after asking my doc about my worrying about things and high blood pressure. Then the counselor increased the dosage on the Paxil. I am not sure the Paxil ever helps me relax and not worry.
 
My depression leads me to not like myself or think I am good enough for my wife who I have known since high school. When I get depressed I begin to question her love for me and I question if she is having or has had an affair. Things are rough now. We start counseling together this Wed.
 
She has been going to counseling as well trying to determine why she is the way she is! Her dad died when she was in elementary school. She is an only child of a recovering alcoholic. Apparently my last deep episode of depression caused her to break. She tellls me she is trying to work through this. I just feel like she has abandoned me due to my depression. I just hope her love is strong enough to get through this.
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