Good day ladies and gentlemen,
I haven’t been on here recently due to some personal issues going on at home.
My wife of nearly 2 years has been diagnosed with depression and she is seeking counselling. She seems too embarrassed to admit the fact she’s going to therapy to mention it to her family. She always feels judged by her dad, and she feels as if there is anything wrong with her one way or another, it will let him down. She’s always been in competition with her younger brother, whom is working in a very successful business after getting his degree in business management.
My wife isn’t the most academic, but when you meet her she’s so caring, loving and warm and I’m struggling to come to terms with the fact that she is seeking this counselling. I feel somewhat responsible for her depression as I don’t believe she was depressed when we first met nearly 9 years ago.
I don’t know how I can cure her of this condition or how I can make things better, all I do know is that I feel like the bad guy for what she’s going through.
We’re attending her uncle’s funeral tomorrow (on her dad’s side) which is going to be an incredibly emotional day for all involved. Apart from “be there” for her, I don’t know what I can do to help her through the day and try to prevent anything triggering her depression.
This is an extremely personal issue for me, and I know that the LPU family will always be there to help it’s fallen soldiers.
This is one of those times I need some help.