I feel like my feelings are totally shut off.

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   Posted 6/12/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel like I have totally shut myself off to my husband now.  I talked to him on the weekend and he has been trying to be more supportive, but I just can't seem to allow him to support me now.  I don't know if it has been so long that he has not been there for me that I have just shut him out now.  How can I fix this.  I feel absolutely nothing towards him.  He tells me that he is not happy and I feel nothing.  He tells me that I should move out and I feel nothing.  What is wrong with me?  When he tells me that he is not happy now, I don't feel a thing.  It is like I do not care anymore.  Is this normal with a person with depression?
If anyone can help that would be great. 

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   Posted 6/13/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
It is true that people with depression can get "shut off" from their feelings as you describe. It doesnt mean that they dont care though and that is clear from the way that you write. Have you seen a doctor regarding your depression? Do you follow a particualr treatment / therapy? If not, then this maybe worth a shot. If you are, then maybe tweaking the treatment / therapy is needed to make it more effective. Perhaps marriage guidance (I am not sure what it is called in the US) would help?
I hope this is of some use to you.
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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
He has put you through so much these past weeks,it is no wonder that you have hardened your emotions with him.
We do that to protect ourselves.

That is something that he just has to accept,he is the one that put you through hell,so how can he expect you to just act like everything is normal?

If he is really ready to help,then maybe it is time to get into some type of marriage counseling.

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