10-18-2011, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
| | Re: How do you handle a wife with depression?
Dwalt, no you are not being selfish. Though your wife can get better, this is something you will probably be dealing with for quite some time. And it's going to be hard. It is silly for anyone not to admit that depression will affect the spouse.
I am glad that it seems she wants to work on things and realizes that there is an issue. Things can get better and reverse themselves... But for many people (not all), depression is a lifelong battle. I think seeing a doctor and therapist for her would be really beneficial - and maybe if *you* saw one too, they would help you cope with dealing with someone like your W and the emotions/issues that her condition creates for you too.