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How can I both cure my depression and get my sex drive back?

I used to like all kinds of funky sex. Since depression came into my life a few years ago, I've been far, far less sexual. In the last few months, I can't even find the will to masturbate let alone allow my beloved to penetrate me or otherwise enjoy sexual activity with me. I don't want to be depressed anymore, and I also want to get back to embodying the sexual being I used to be. How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Finding meaningful work and having an awesome marriage

I'm struggling with choosing between a town I don't like, my marriage and starting a career as after graduating in April 2013. Where should I go from here? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Jan 31, 2014 - 11 answers

Struggling to forgive my SO's emotional cheating

How can I forgive my SO (and myself) for emotionally cheating on each other? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

My friend with anxiety won't help himself and I don't know what to do

A friend of mine refuses to address his anxiety issues. I don't want to lose him as a friend, but also don't know how much more I can take. Please help. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on May 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Tips to keep emotionally in shape during conjugal crises

What are the things that you did during a conjugal crises that helped you? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Apr 9, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I make up for 10 years of blowing her off?

I've been married for a few more than 10 years. For most of that time, I did not really listen to my wife or honor her goals and desires for our life together. Starting in 2012, I have made a change in my attitude and actions, and we are communicating and making significant progress in our relationship. If it were just making the current state of affairs good, I think we're on a good track and we'd be ok. My question is: How do I make up for the previous ~10 years? If you want to email: accommodatee@mail.com. Thanks in advance for any advice, here or via email. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2013 - 30 answers

Is there a way I can nip my depressive moods in the bud?

I have major depression, and I am receiving treatment. However, I am still not master of my own mood, and now I would like some specific tips, pointers and ideas on how to stop myself from harassing my poor husband about imaginary problems. [more inside]
posted by ADent on Mar 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Why am I jealous of everyone else's drama?

I have a happy, stable, and supportive marriage. Why am I jealous of everyone else's relationship drama and general craziness/fun? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird on Sep 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Things are bad.

Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 29 answers

My friend is in crisis. What can I do?

My friend is in extreme crisis after his wife of seven years left him completely out of the blue. I'm not sure what to do to help him. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Jun 8, 2012 - 19 answers

I don't want sex with my husband. What should I do?

Four years ago I married a great guy. We've been together a total of eight years. Sometime around when we got married...maybe a little before, I stopped wanting sex with him. I dreaded it on our wedding night/honeymoon. At first I thought it was just a phase, something to do with wedding planning burnout and general nerves. Four years later, it's even worse than it was. Otherwise, we have a good relationship, I think. We have everything in common, a shared worldview, good communication. Because of the sexual issue, we have talked numerous times about separating. I guess what I can't figure out is, why this has happened, and if our entire relationship is worth ending over it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2012 - 80 answers

Breaking up is hard to do

I'm ending my marriage. How do I do it with kindness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me keep helping my wife deal with long-term unemployment.

The psychological fallout of my wife's 13-month unemployment is going to make me crack. Please help me deal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 - 31 answers

How do you convince someone to leave an abuser?

He says she's crazy, she says she's not. How to help a friend escape an abusive situation? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Mar 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Ask me about my crippling shyness... at my wedding!

Getting married TODAY. Things are good, but I'm kind of terrified and my thoughts are distorted. And then there's the honeymoon... Got any coping strategies for RIGHT NOW? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 10, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me help him help himself

How to help my partner help himself (without snapping)? Have I let this go too far? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2011 - 67 answers

Please give me perspective on my marriage

Please help give me some perspective on my marriage and our situation. Long, as can be expected. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 - 29 answers

How do you know when to stop/take a break with therapy?

When do you know it's time to stop therapy or take a break? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Nov 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Is my fiancée mourning the loss of being alone

Is my fiancée mourning the loss of being alone? If so, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by PonderousPursuit on Nov 17, 2010 - 61 answers

There's no "there" there.

How do I talk to my mother about her depression, especially when I'm trying to create better boundaries but simultaneously plan for my family's future? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Fantasizing about other men - help!

How can I stop being hypersexual, get my therapist to see that it's threatening my marriage, and start focusing on my husband again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 - 35 answers

Am I depressed or just unlucky?

I have had a rough year and my husband thinks I may be depressed, but I think it may just be a rough patch. There are a few things that have happened in my life over the past year or so that are making me bummed out and exhausted almost constantly. What does your experience with depression tell you about my situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 22 answers

I'm getting therapy. He refuses. Now what?

I'm trying to "detach with love" and get therapy. He's stuck and resistant. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Divorced, jobless, need advice.

Stuck in a rut. Help me find meaning, direction, and help me get back on my feet. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Sep 19, 2009 - 16 answers

How can I help a friend in an unhappy marriage?

My friend is trapped in a miserable marriage. Is there anything I can do to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Sex life gone, complications of course, how to improve things?

A common story: after 7 years of marriage, post-partum depression and a now-3 year old kid, sex (and sexiness) is long gone. I (husband) would like it back. I'm trying to be a supportive partner and make things better, but don't seem to be having any impact. She says she cares, but doesn't make efforts to help. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2009 - 38 answers

Can animal abuse be a 1 time thing?

I came home unexpectedly yesterday to discover my fiance kicking our beloved dog. I am not sure how to proceed. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2009 - 107 answers

How do I stop feeling like I'm living someone else's life?

How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 15 answers

How do we make sure our kids have fully-functioning parents?

I have two toddlers and a wife with severe postpartum depression that went untreated for two years, all of whom I love very much. However, I think I'm starting to crack, and am not thrilled about my children potentially having two emotionally unstable parents. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2008 - 29 answers

Being happy in spite of negative personalities...

How do you ignore someone's attitude instead of letting it bring you down? How do you handle living with someone who can be really negative a lot of the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I make a marriage work when depression is involved?

I am thinking about asking my girlfriend to marry me. Things are great in our relationship, with one big exception: she suffers from depression, with serious depressed periods several times a year. I feel very shut-out during these times. And it's hard to not be influenced by her mood. I am looking for advice from married individuals who have depression or those who are married to someone with depression about what it takes to make a marriage like this work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2006 - 22 answers

Is depression contagious?

My partner shows all the classic signs of depression, yet vehemenently declares that they are not depressed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2005 - 15 answers

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