I never opened up about it to anyone. But, I was severely depressed for well over a year after our DD was born. She is almost 3 now and I might sort of be getting over it. I don't think depressing thoughts and other horrible things (as often). It was way worse before. I could barely get out of bed in the morning. I cried every night. I was a single WAHM, still taking online college courses (which i eventually dropped and plan to get back to).
*I never sought to harm my child. I love her too much. If anything, she is the ONLY reason I'm still here.*
I'm a little more social now with my friends (which really helps). I get up and work out before DD wakes up. (I love keeping myself in shape. running, i still lack motivation for. I can't do that everyday) I enjoy going out occasionally. Cooking and whatever. Things I used to enjoy before I can enjoy again. And so on...
Her father is very kind to me. He works a lot. He's never done me (or more importantly our DD) wrong. We've known each other for several years. We're like best friends. We plan to get married soon and I feel it'd be important to tell him what I went through BEFORE we tie the knot. Just to let it out. But every time we talk... I can never find the strength to tell him.
It'll probably get really awkward (a stupid reason not to say anything). Knowing him and how he his, it's not like I'm worried he'll leave me. He's not like that. But still, I think he may be hurt that I felt this way all these months and never opened up to him about it.
How should I tell him? Have any of you gone through similar situations?
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