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My Wife Is Depressed


My wife was diagnosed 14 years ago as clinically depressed. I have two beautiful daughters, 14 and 16 years old. I’m finding it difficult to live with my wife’s moods. She regularly says she hates me, and thinks I’m evil. She says she does not trust me. Since we have been married I have been totally faithful. I go to work and come home. I feel so lonely and depressed I guess there is no answer. What do you think?

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Address your feelings towards your wife and make sure she realizes your feelings and you don’t hide them away. Since you say she was clinically diagnosed I assume that she is going to a therapist, but if she is not, help her seek help. If both of you are comfortable with the idea you could also go to family therapy to help your relationship. I understand that you will be deeply hurt by what she says to you, but talking to her when she says these things, or afterwards, will help her become cognoscente of them; you also need to look for self-worth in other areas of your life. Best of luck, – Anne

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