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Old 12-12-17, 03:35 PM   #1
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I honestly don't know what to do. Ever since he got home from a mental institution last summer, he has been sleeping a lot. He went to bed at six in the morning and is still asleep as I write this. I feel alone, sad, and angry, because it is partly my MIL's fault that he was there in the first place. I do not like explaining my husband's situation with others because it is embarrassing, and no other woman in my family has this problem with their own SO.

I don't keep track of his medication. I can't stop crying about it because it felt as if we were leading separate lives. I want us to be happy and normal again, but it will never happen, no matter what. I've never felt so heartbroken.
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It's getting dark soon, and he is still not up. I am scared that he will not eat his dinner tonight.
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Is it the depression or the medications (or both) making him sleep all day? I know with my own I just want to sleep all day, yet insomnia and work all day instead.

I'm guessing there's a long history of talking and/or trying to understand things as husband and wife. How is the communication now? Is there a way he might understand how all is affecting you, or for him to share with you how he might be able to feel a little better or to be up and about in or out of the house?

I don't have a partner that understands my mental health, but it is something that I desperately crave at times. It creates a distance between us at times, along with her releasing all at the kids, a circle that continues with stubbornness. Point is, does he have the right support to help him, or more stresses about all that might seem unrelated?

We're all different, but my thought would be to ensure he knows you are there for him, even if he might not want company so much. Ensure he knows, but without pressures to change in a moment, it's never simple.
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Old 12-16-17, 03:33 PM   #4
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Communication is poor so far. It has more to do with his brain than the rest of his body. His doctor barely helps him at all.

I can't do this anymore. Taking care of my husband is like taking care of a one-year-old. It is costing me family time, and now I am so upset I want to damage or break something, and not give a shit about the consequences.
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It's also worth mentioning he doesn't eat as much as he used to; he only eats one meal a day. What can I do to increase his appetite so he can go back to 3 meals a day?
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