Anyone have a depressed spouse? After a year of this it is affecting me now..
My DH has been depressed (medicated) for a year now and is not working. It was managable when I was at home because it was helpful to have him there (drive here and there and run errands). But, now that i'm back at work I find it really difficult not having him/anyone/grown-up to talk to! The energy he does have he gives to our very young kids (he is a verrry good dad. he plays with them, takes them out etc.). The energy he does have he gives to them. To me, he is expressionless or negative.
Now that I am out of the house 11 hours a day goign to and from work, I need support when I get home but he doesn't have it in him to give me any. I don't have it in me to be understanding toward his non-communication and am bored stiff. He wants intimacy but I can't give it becasue there is zero communication. I tried to anyway b/c he was insistant that this is what he needed and that it would trigger him to feel closer to me and talk..but it didn't.
I don't like this.... :(