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Posted by: MamaChalla | 2010-07-18

Husband, Baby, Post Natal Depression?

I do not know what to do anymore....

Background : My Baby is 3 months old. Husband distant and moody since after we found out we were pregnant. We stuggled to get pregnant.

My husband is just moody and not affectionate. It feels like I am living with a stranger or just a very moody housemate, who ONLY talks to the children (we have a son who is 3 years)

I just do not know what to do anymore : We did not have any intercourse during the pregnancy, because I had a lot of complications... I iniciated intercouse, but afterwards he was more moody that ever!

I also feel depressed and down. I am fine when I am with the baby and my son, but once alone, I feel like I can just cry and cry and cry! I also do not have any Libido?

I am talking very " deurmekaar" , but this is how I feel.

When I am with other people or talking with other people, I am " pretend happy" , but I am not!

I also put in a Mirena a month ago, which my husband was not very happy about. He wants more children, but I just do not want any more!

It seems that my husband and I are not on the same wave lenght anymore and I just do not know what to do to make him and myself happy anymore!

He is happy and chatty with the children............sometimes I which I was one of the children, then at least he would love me.

I tried to talk to him a while back and explaint to him how neglected I feel, but still no emotions from him.

What can I do? I feel like I can pack my bags and leave, but I can not take the children away from him.......

Please help!

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Expert ImageCyberShrink

Was he always moody, distant and not affectionate, or are these very different from how he used to be ? Has he changed ? Or have you changed in terms of not being able to continue to accept the way he has usually been ? Has he perhaps developed a depression ? And it sounds as though you may also have been bcoming Depressed.
Marriage counselling could help, and maybe you each need to see a shrink or at least a really good GP for an assessment including the issue of possible depression, which could respond really well to treatment.

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Posted by: qwerty | 2010-07-19

Please read my response to " RE: 1037 Unappreciated and husband doesn''t get it" .

The woman in the book I refer to in my previous comment, was on the verge of taking her children and leaving her husband, too. It''s food for thought!!

Thinking of you in your difficult time....

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010-07-19

Was he always moody, distant and not affectionate, or are these very different from how he used to be ? Has he changed ? Or have you changed in terms of not being able to continue to accept the way he has usually been ? Has he perhaps developed a depression ? And it sounds as though you may also have been bcoming Depressed.
Marriage counselling could help, and maybe you each need to see a shrink or at least a really good GP for an assessment including the issue of possible depression, which could respond really well to treatment.

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