Our expert says:
You know, folks, these EXTREMELY long messages are really difficult to deal with, and less helpful to you than if you took the time to edit them down and identify the main points ( in itself, that's a useful exercise for you ).
I'm pleased to hear that you are now finding some relief from the treatment of your depression, just sorry it seems to have taken so long to be recognized and to start treatment.
Far too often, here in SA, I find that depression is inadequately treated entirely with a drug prescription, when the situation cries out for providing proper counselling / psychotherapy as well or even instead of the meds.
Your husband sounds cruel, crude and critical, and no drug on its own will help that. Marriage counselling might help, but I doubt that he would accept or take part sincerely.
Can't you kep your earnings in a separate account so he can't just pinch it and misuse it ? As he seems to provide nothing for you or your son, wouldnt you be better off on your own, with the child, rather than with such a selfish man ?
When separated, you could go to the Maintenance Court and they could make him at least pay regular maintenance for the child.
Maybe your aggressiveness towards other people comes from the way he treats you, and the stress he places you under. You are not over-reacting ; perhaps you are under-reacting, or at least reacting in ways that don't help you, rather than ways which might.
Do, indeed, see a counsellor to explore your alternatives and improve your ability to protect yourself and your child.
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