Hi everyone, Just wanted to say thanks for your advice. It is helpful - every little bit of information that I can put to use is so greatly appreciated. Thank you especially honey, there were alot of things that you mentioned that I think I will try to help him along. It's going to be a long process and I don't know if I will ever get him to go to see a professional for some counseling or meds, but I will be "gently" encouraging as time goes on. He, like you I'm sure, is a wonderful person. And it kills me that this is happening to him and he can't see a way out. His appreciation for life and for spending time with his children just seems to have left him. At any rate, thank you again for all the advice. Nice to know there are people who understand and care!
Hi creative1, I wanted to welcome you to Healing Well forum. I am sorry it is for this reason that you found us though...but glad you did. You have received some excellent advice so far. I just wanted to add that some of his behaviors could be seen as a "cry for help" such as speeding with your son in the car (he had to know he would get pulled over, if not have an accident) also, distancing himself playing video games on the computer. I wonder what has changed in his life to bring on this feeling? Most people who do have clinical depression or major depression have suffered with it for many, many years it just doesn't come on all of a sudden. He could be dealing with a situational depression, or something more could be happening here. Keep trying to encourage him to see a counselor or doctor. I am posting this website to you so you can take a look at it and hopefully get your husband to look at it or at least get some more ideas of how to help him.
We are here if you do need anything.....Take care
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