Hi there and Welcome to HW
You have now made a big step by coming here and sharing your story
I too have had a bout ( only one) of agoraphobia and it was only for 2 mths
It was horrid and I am sooo sorry you (and your wife) are dealing with this
We have a few with same disorders as you on this forum .I believe we have 4 or 5 agaoraphobics I will bump the thread up for you
Ken is one and a great guy hasnt left house even to see a doctor .........in many yrs
PPL have to understand this is REAL and NO you are not faking it
Have you tried Cognitive behaviour
It works for me and it has helped others
Changes your way of thinking and helps you get your life back
There is a free online one if you want the link let me know
I just recently myself come out of a really bad Dark place felt like all I wanted to do is sit in fetal position and I was crying constanly ......I mean crying sobbing I was so afraid and I also scared my hubby and daughter this time so bad they were trying to get me to hospital
I have finaly started to come out of it
With the support of my hubby/daughter and the fantastic ppl on here
The support empathy ,understanding luv and care you will find here is unlkie any I have ever seen
We are very much a " lil Family" here looking out for one another supporting and helping each thru whatever at the time ..........
I want to welcome you to our Family
Now you will also know you are not alone
Please post often and get to know us and us you okay
I am in Ontario ,Canada EH lol.......
If you want to talk or email me all info is under name at side okay
Please take care and DO not give up
FIGHT ..........FIGHT THE BEST FIGHT EVER.........
We are here for you