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Is it enough to want us to work as a couple and a family despite DH's mental health issues and all it brought last year?

(3 Posts)
amillionyears Sun 06-Jan-13 15:48:55

Have no experience but agree with what WithanAnotE said.

Has your DH had MH issues for a long time?

WithanAnotE Sun 06-Jan-13 08:30:09

Wow. What a lot you have had to contend with! Sending you big hugs.
I can't answer your question, but my DH found it really hard (impossible?) to deal with my depressive episodes. They hit him really hard.

He had me to deal with, worrying about me and also his own woes.

We have been attending couples therapy and it has been truly amazing. The amount of miscommunication and misunderstanding going on between us was huge, and a lot of it was small things and stuff we could fix. Truly the best thing we could have done.
(We do privately so not sure what NHS options are.)

OlaMamas Sun 06-Jan-13 01:03:59

Help! Spent all last year just getting through it. DH basically lost job, confidence and two suicide attempts prevailed. One involving driving his car under the influence into a wall, resulting in a broken kneck. Hospitalisation, rehab and physio followed. Then court case, fine penalty etc etc spent the year just getting through it. Waiting for 2013! Now it's here! My head wants us to work. My head and body is exhausted, angry. So many feelings! Can it work out???

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