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It's become a cliche, but is none-the-less true, that it's quality of time spent with kids and other people, that countrs more than quantity.
Howaboutsome couples and then family counselling sessions to try to sort all this out ? If she wants there to be any real possibility of healing things all round, she should have no objection to this process. From the sound of it she may need therapy / counselling for her problems, too - and maybe at least an assessment and advice from a specialist psychiatrist rathert than a GP. the drug you mention is a fashionable antidepressant, though like all ADs, also at times used for other disorders such as anxiety. Used in Bipolar Disorder, it doesn't contribute to mood sability, but to treating the down-swings of the depresed phases of the disorder, and other meds are needed to deal with the mood swings.
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