Hi folks, just found this board today, and VERY HAPPY to have done so. I wish none of us were here having to deal with our various situations, but if you're stuck eating a sh!t sandwich, at least it's nice to have someone to share it with!
Through conversations with family and councelors, I finally realized I can't be superman anymore and deal with my wife's ongoing and repeated depression on my own. I'm am trying to build up my support system (outside of counceling) by being open with a few close family members, trying to find groups, taking time to do things I genuinely love, etc. I am also trying to find ways to mitigate my wife's emotional state affecting my own. It can just suck all the wind and motivation out of me for days after an emotional blow out. Any thoughts people have on what has worked for them to find support, build their own lives, and mitigate your partner's emotional state would be supremely appreciated. Glad to be here. Thanks.
My husband and I moved from my home of 25 years in PA to Florida this past May. We always came to this area for vacation and saved for 10 years to buy our beachhome here, in our dream location. But the never-ending vacation has quickly turned into a nightmare of depression, loneliness, and solitude. My husband is always either working or watching sports on TV in his “man cave”. He’s a...
I need someone to vent to. Can someone please message me?