My husband suffering major depression
There are a couple of issues that hit my in the face straight away, and that firstly is that your husband has decided to decrease his medication whether his doctor has agreed to this or not, because what often happens is that only not him but others who do the same do tend to fall back
The second concern is that he has confided in talking to is mum rather than speaking to you, and what normally happens to someone with depression is that they want to be alone or leave the household and are not sure whether he still loves you or not, but that's depression talking, and doesn't actually mean what he says, it is said because he thinks that it won't stress you anymore, but that's wrong, because of
The finances are a great way for him to worry about how the bills will be paid, so this also adds
I know that he is on slow release or perhaps they maybe extended release,
Does he have regular appointments with his doctor so that his medication can always be
Hi Teags83. Is your husband seeing his Dr regularly for monitoring his mood swings. With any sort of depression, your mind clouds and trying to maintain marriage, work, family gets muddled. Also when there's conflict either with hubby/wife or extended family (in-laws) that tends to make the problem worse. Do you normally get on with MIL or has there been issues with her in the past. If you and her are disagreeing, hubby's in the middle and trying to keep peace between two women make most men run for cover. He's in a very difficult situation with work, home etc and with depression, it makes it harder to sort things out. Reading back over your post, I gather you are apart, trying to talk to him while he is so mixed up is going to be extremely difficult as he might not be able to grasp what you're saying. Perhaps you might like to consider seeing a guidance counselor to get some ideas on how to communicate that you are concerned. A Dr might be able to get you a referral or suggest how to get in touch with someone. If you can get some help, then contact him to talk, he may see the difference in you and it may benefit him too. He could be scared about the 'stigma' attached depression/mental health. Is his mother a supportive person or would she turn her back. Depression can be scary to the uneducated.