Originally Posted by southbound
My wife of 18 years has recently asked for a divorce because she says she is not happy anymore. She has symptoms of depression as well. This is very uncharacteristic of her and it has floored a lot of people. I have talked with a few women and once they learn she is on birth control pills, they say that could be the problem with her current emotional situation. They all have personal stories to share where they messed with their way of thinking. After they got off the pill, they slowly became their old self again. My wife called her doctor and she told her it was not the pill making her depressed but probably stress. this just fueled her belief even more that I am the cause of her depression. What do you ladies think? Can birth control pills mess with your emotions?
Anything that changes the hormonal balance in your body can easily effect your emotions. If she told her doctor she was depressed and he/she just told her it was most likely stress, she needs a new doctor.
On the other hand, that doesn't mean that her depression is the reason she wants to divorce you. Even if the pills are causing her to be depressed, I doubt that it is the pills alone.