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Wife of severely depressed man


Feb 28 2018, 10:46
  • LeahBeth1608 Newbie

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    My husband has always struggled with depression and anxiety. He was molested and tortured as a child. He's been diagnosed with PTSD, depression and anxiety. He's had a lot of problems with side effects from medications (memory loss, constantly sleeping etc) so right now he's off his meds.

    We've been married for 2 years, but been together for 8. I've always tried to be as loving and supportive as possible. I've even worked two jobs trying to make ends meet for us while he was getting help.

    I just don't know what to do or how to help anymore. His depression is so bad that he's unable to work again, and my job can't pay all of our expenses. I've tried talking to him and asking him what he needs, but everything I say or do makes him very angry. He says he doesn't know what he needs, and neither do I. I feel like I'm failing as a wife, because I don't know how to support him anymore.

    So I'm posting this here in the hopes that other people suffering from depression/anxiety/PTSD could help me help my husband. I feel so lost. Every time I think he's getting better, he gets worse again. Please help me. I don't want to lose him this time...

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