Thank you so much for this article, it took my getting a concussion Tuesday for my husband to take me to the er and i broke down and talked to a psyhchitrist, right in front of him, he is starting to get it now. His usual comment was "its all in your head, and get over it" Real nice from someone who has never had to deal with this. He is a positive person and the most patient person I know, but when it comes to this, he has no clue. My two boys better understand this than him. But they are 20 and 17, and I do not hide it from them. That is the worst thing a parent can do is lie to thier children. I love them so much and they are what keeps me alive in a world I feel I dont belong in, my own mother said it was a milestone for me to make it to 40. Thanks mom.
How Can I Help My Husband Understand My Depression?
By Matthew Schieltz — From ehow.com September 7, 2011 4,012 6 2
Depression affects more than 18 million adults in the United States each year, according to the Uplift Program. If you are suffering from depression, it probably isn't easy; and living with a family member who doesn't understand the disorder can be troubling. There are many resources, however, that can help shed light on depression and enable others to understand what you are going through.
1. Take your husband to your mental health counselor or psychologist so he can sit in on a one-on-one session. This will give a professional the chance to help explain some of the components of your depression, help your husband realize that you cannot just "snap out" of it, and allow him to better understand how depression occurs.