This is Kitt and at our house I am the one with depression. I hate the disorder but no one asked me if I wanted this problem. I have lived with depression for 29 years and most of those years I did very well, worked full time, raised 4 children and went everywhere with my hubby.
The past 5 years have been very difficult. My family would like a "How to do" book so when I am really upset or depressed and can hardly function they can turn to page 21 and will find the answer on what to do about me. Last week I came home from the Pdoc and explained to my husband that he cannot fix me, but he can love me. The Drs. and I are working to make me better.
A depressed wife can be a sad situation for not only her but you you as well.
Love her. Your wife is in pain and your love for her can often times be the lifeline she needs. Give her the continued attention and affection that you have in the past. Maybe even more if you can. While your love may not turn her feeling around over night, it can put a light at the end of the tunnel.
A counselor or therapist can give you pointers on how to help you understand your wife and how to keep yourself healthy.
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