wife does cannot find meaning to life

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   Posted 7/3/2011 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello I am the concerned husband of a wife who is constantly depressed and likes to eat/sleep when she is not on a work day just so she does not have to put up with life.
Whenever I communicate with her about it she keeps telling me that she cannot find a reason to life in general and she has type 1 Diabetes which makes her life more complicated.
I keep trying different things to make her life better but it really does not help much for example I take our child to all the functions and basically raises her single handedly, in fact the squirmming five year old is pulling at my arm right now to go home (I have very little time to use the internet especially with our childs lack of patience).
My wifes doctor just keeps putting her on meds everytime she shows up which only helps her with some anger issues but I cannot get her out of the house and enjoy life for anything, its like that spark of adventure is just not there so while I am out with my daughter going up a mountain or swimming in snapping turtle infested waters she is back home snoozing in bed with a belly full of hamburgers.
its not that I have not tried to change things, I guess that part of the problem is that our families have different psychological issues and I have a harder time understanding what she is going through.
Does anyone know if there is anything I can say or do to help the situation or do I have to somehow find professional help outside of her Medical Doctor?
OK I have to go and I am sorry that this is not very well written.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Welcome to HealingWell.

Is there anyway that you could get her into counseling? Or to see a psychiatrist, who I am sure would recommend counseling. That would get her out and it would help her. You will probably see me recommending this a lot, but it really does help. It sounds like she needs some therapy and possibly a med change. I can see her resting up on her days off, but this sounds like it is unhealthy for her. Especially the eating part if she is deabetic.

I hope that this helps you some. I know that you feel helpless, but just being there and being concerned means a lot. Doing things with your children makes you a wonderful father and husband. I am having a time issue right now too so I can't post anymore at this time. But I am glad that I caught your post and I hope that things work out for you. Keep posting and know that we care.

Hugs, Karen
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