My wife has been struggling with depression for most of her life and it recently had gotten more intense due to her father passing. I'm doing as much as I can to help and accept and understand her feelings and she thankfully talks to me about how she's doing (granted ger frustrations with me also come up) and I'm making sure to really hear her and make as many adjustments as I can. My question and concern is when I shoulf talk about my needs?
I don't want to take away from how she's feeling or make is seem like I'm fighting her. I know I can't fully bend to her will so I need to express myself but I'm never sure of the right time. I for sure won't be doing it while she's expressing how she feels but should I risk potentially ruining a good or neutral time to bring up how I'm feeling? It almost feels selfish for me to bring it up. I'm at a true loss.
As I awake again same thing. I cannot take it I really can't. Facing this all is too hard for me. (It's truly like I want my mommy and I'm 57) how do I get through the day? I can't stand it.
In this group. Reading of others' anxieties may make me more anxious. I would say I have a low to mid level of anxiety, no treatment. But sometimes flares. Able to get things done (pretty much) but maybe I should look into breathing techniques or something...