those of you who have husbands/boyfriends that suffer with depression
Over the past few months things slowly started to change. At first i just blew it all off. Then a couple weeks ago things got really bad. He refused to go back to work, he lost all intrest in the kids and I, he slept all day, and when he was awake all he did was play video games. this of coarse started alot of tension between us. until one day I was reading another moms post about her hubby being depressed. i relized my husband was suffering from all the same symptoms. So that night i just flat out asked him, after the kids went to bed. At first he reacted as i knew he would and freaked out saying no he wasnt and caused a huge fight. But by the end he admitted he was. So he made a doc appointment and is now on anti depresents. i know it takes time to kick in his system, but is their anything extra i can do to help him get better? I try my best not to fight with him when hes trying to purposely start a fight, I try making him get out and do things, make him help with the kids. the things he used to like before he got depressed.
Depression scares me. i have never myself suffered from it so I don't fully understand. But I have seen it to many times. My dad killed himself when i was young, my brother has tried many times, My grandma tried just last year, my best friend was commited to the hospital for over a year for it. i've seen the harm it does, but i don't know how to help, but i can't sit around and watch my husband suffer like this :( I don't want my children to grow up without a dad like i had to because it got to bad!
(so far he has not shown any signs of being suicidal, but i know its a matter of time if this medicine dosent help soon)