- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
My fiance’ was in the marine corp, where he served 4 years as a machine gunner. From his time in he developed anxiety, PTSD, and depression. He got out a year ago and has been on and off medication ever since. When he is off of it he is so distant/quiet, very short tempered, etc. He hates having to take medication everyday, but right now it is the only thing that helps him. I feel so bad because there is really nothing I can do but be nice, and watch him go through this. He will be so quiet and down in the dumps and I feel like it’s my fault, or I did something wrong, even though he assures me I didn’t. It sucks we have this happy time in our life (our engagement) and he just seems so blah about everything (I know it’s NOT his fault)…but it stinks when I get so happy/excited about something and he can’t share that emotion with me…
Do any of you bees have a depressed or anxious SO? How do you deal with it? Did he/she ever go to therapy? If so did it help? Were they able to eventually go off medication?
I just don’t know what to do anymore, I feel like I’m the only one with a depressed SO and need advice on how to handle it, and what I can do for him.