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by robin71
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: With a depressed person
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

Re: With a depressed person

Hello, You both sound like you are struggling. Have you thought about couples therapy? There is always hope, but it may not be with him. Have you told him that you do not want to go no like this and are prepared to take a different direction in your life if necessary? Does he need to also face up to...
by robin71
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: With a depressed person
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

Re: With a depressed person

Hello, Well done for posting, it's actually pretty quiet in here recently, perhaps they went to twitter. It's a shame he didn't get help I rule of first aid is to look after yourself first because tou can't help anyone else if you are not ok So the priority is to look after yourself, talk to your fr...
by robin71
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: C-PTSD
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

Re: C-PTSD

Hello,
I am sorry to hear you have so much to worry you.

I don't have experience of ptsd, are you/he getting help for that?

I only have a small family so I imagine you can be overwhelmed by such a big one.
I'll listen if you want to tell me in what ways you are drowning

Robin
by robin71
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Wife hid depression and I don't know what to do..
Replies: 3
Views: 3030

Re: Wife hid depression and I don't know what to do..

Hello Tussox Welcome to the forum. Geting to the bottom of it -> learn about depression. See the black dog tribe, blogs, here on sane. And the resources tab mind also have a good website You also have your own experience, everyone's mood changes, so tune in to that. Notice how sometimes it won't bud...
by robin71
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Hi, I'm one of 3 sisters... all 3 schizophrenic
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: Hi, I'm one of 3 sisters... all 3 schizophrenic

Hello 3 Sorry to read of your sad difficult lives. Yes your mum sounds amazing. But don't tell her... Negative thoughs like "being a failure" are reinforced by reassurance, "They are only reassuring me because I must be a failure" That is an over simplification, but I am leading ...
by robin71
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Struggling with husband's lack of emotion
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Re: Struggling with husband's lack of emotion

Hi J Welcome to the forum. Normally I would expect the talking about therapy to be optional. There is alot more to your relationship than sone of the others you mention, therefore could be more affected by stress. Also things can become divisive he may feel claustrophobic rather than invited to shar...
by robin71
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Help with depression in husband
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Help with depression in husband

Hllo Amy, You are definitely not alone, it is rather amazing how society is unable to deal with mh in an open way. Which is probably partly why your husband is not maintaining the treatment But, if I understand it right, his family are also aware so you do have a network of support. I hope you can d...
by robin71
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Living with a narcissist
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Living with a narcissist

Hello, Is it something that might be a personality disorder? https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/personality-disorders/types-of-personality-disorder/?o=10125#.XCaAuB6nyf1 If so then visiting the gp to get professional support. Or if it is only the effect on yo...
by robin71
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Help with depression in husband
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Help with depression in husband

Hello, welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are under alot of stress, so yes you probably will feel like you are not functioning like you would like to. But try to understand that you aren't doing anything wrong, but that your mind will become 'found' again especially if you can reduce the stres...
by robin71
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Confused...
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: Confused...

Hello, I was sorry to hear of the death of your grandma, I agree you need to find a way to grieve. Along side the other problems. It sounds like you are a caring and warm person, and the ideas you have about understanding him, and communication, show your commitment and that you have a healthy way t...

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