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My husband was super unsupportive at the start when I first told him I thought I had it. Our son was well over a year by the time I asked for help, but was only a few months old when I think it started.
He had this big idea that life was perfect and being a mum was really easy and all we did all day was nothing. He seemed to think I had nothing to complain about in life (which I probably don't have much - I have many blessings, perhaps more than others), but you can still feel down and out at the same time.
I don't talk about it much with anyone, however I am trying to be more open so that people will understand it more. Eh, it's hard..
Up until recently, my DH was the only one who I had talked to about it (besides my doctor and counselor). I took a day trip with my mom last weekend and she mentioned to me things seemed so much better between my DH and I. I finally confessed to her what had been going on and she in turn told me about how she's been feeling lately and even confided in me that several of my sibilings have had some experiences with depression and anxiety. It was really good to hear that, now I feel like I can be more open with my family about what is going on, especially my mom. It also gave me a greater understanding of why she has been acting the way she has the past few years and I encouraged her to talk to her doctor about some medication and to see a counselor because I felt by what she told me that she is at a point that she might need it now.
I don't think I would just bring it up, but if someone else did or if I felt it could help someone, I would mention it. I haven't had any act harshly towards me about it, but I think in the future I will always approach the subject with caution to kind of test the waters first before saying too much about it.
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (6) and Alexis (3)