It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Depression Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2007, 01:27 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, UK.
Posts: 8
macx HB User
parters of & with depression?

Hi Everyone,

Firstly I've been here on and off over the past two years, but things have come to a head now and I could really use some advice from people who are either in the same situation or similar. Sorry if this seems inappropriate to anyone.

I have been married for the last five years, together for more than twelve and I have been dealing with his depression for the last two years. It has affected me, causing depression to a lesser degree. He tried with a counsellor for about eight months and has now quit. I want him to see a psychiartrist as in the UK they can write prescriptions. He makes every excuse under the sun not to go and shows no signs of changing or trying to change all his negative patterns of behaviour.

So this may seem cold, but after two years of trying. It looks like I have a choice to make. Either I accept the changes and stay like this for the rest of my life or I leave him and make a new life. I still love him and thats what keeps me here, he makes my life impossible. How long do I support him?

Thanks for reading, wishing everyone well.
Macx

 
Old 08-19-2007, 01:57 AM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: great britian
Posts: 15
bethanymay HB User
Re: parters of & with depression?

My heart goes out to you...........I am in the same postion.............My husband has major depression and i have wept and worried over this man and life has been miserable..................He has now decided that he will never get better while living with me and is leaving on 24th aug..............Friday to be exact...Thats the reward i get for being there!!!I still love him even though he has treated me so badly but i will learn not to in time...........Depression makes you selfish,deceitful and insular .............

Good luck with whatever decsion you make,,,,,,,It has been taken out of my hands now so i will have to live with that......Sympaties to you xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-20-2007, 04:25 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 3
lilly_84 HB User
Re: parters of & with depression?

Hi,

I have depression, so I may have an understanding of what he is goin through. AS you know living with and beating it is a lvery long and hard process. At one stage I stopped meds and seeing the psych, i was too afraid to confront my problems so just burried my head in the sand and eventually my partner left. At the time it was really hard but it motivated me to get back into therapy and start my meds again, it made me realise that I really did need help. It has taken a good six months to get me functioning properly and dealing with day to day life but I'm so happy that all of that happened, otherwise I would probably still be really depressed.

Do you know why he stopped therapy?
HAve u explained to him the negative effect this is having on you and your relationship?
If he knew he could lose you/ is hurting you so much maybe that would motivate him to try therapy again.

It sounds a s though you have been a very understanding and supporting partner so I hope he gets help and your relationship gets better.

But if he doesnt you have to think about your happiness and well being. It may sound harsh but if you have communicated to him fully what is happening and he still wont do anything then I understand if you leave.

Hope this helps a bit,
Lilly

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Has anyone given up inhaled steroids & used Intal & ended up better? hopetofeelwell1 Asthma 8 02-03-2013 07:41 AM
Too slow at work due to depression Argamemnon Depression 19 04-30-2010 06:08 AM
Sick & Tired of being Sick & Tired.... Bella0710 Depression 12 03-10-2010 07:34 AM
Anyone Misdiagnosed BP & Instead Had Major Depressive Disorder For Years? salty Bipolar Disorder 66 04-21-2009 12:25 PM
Help!Lupus,Fibro,Heart SVT,IBS,Kidney&LiverProb,DDD,OA&more empressofq13 Lupus 2 07-10-2008 04:49 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flamesabers (78), Phoenix (43), keenobserver (20), katlin09 (13), Diverdan8 (10), WhistleDixie (10), cuddles1 (9), neveragain444 (9), blessed824 (9), jennybyc (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (856), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (770), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:39 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!