Dealing with Depression...... Need help!!!!!!

Stefanie - posted on 08/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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When my son was born (8 1/2 years ago) I had postpartum depression really bad (that's a long story all in itself). Over time I accepted things and became almost 100% happy with things. In the last year it seems to have come back with a vengeance!
I'm not suicidal or anything, just really unhappy about things. I get tired very easily, I've lost interest in almost everything. I don't want to get dressed in anything more than t-shirts and jeans, no longer want to do my hair or make-up. I don't have many friends that want to get together and do things. Things aren't going well at work. I want to go back to school but don't know how and what to go for. And I feel horrible about it but, every time my son asks me to play with him I'm just too tired.
I don't have many people I can really talk to about any of this. I've tried talking to my sister and she just seems to get mad at me and tell me "If you don't like it then change it. or Do something about it." But she is in no way supportive of me going back to school because she thinks I'd be abandoning my son. My husband doesn't understand and it all scares him so he doesn't want to talk about it. Plus, my only "friends" are his friends and I feel like they don't really like me. I'm shy at first and I fear that my shyness comes off as snobish.
Also, due to our financial situation I can't really afford to go to a therapist. What can/should I do?

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Trunise - posted on 08/17/2012

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No I don't think so. I go through the same thing. I just have became lost in the world of having kids and being with man I had kids with. No I'm not marry I would like to be but I have had 5 babies and one of them is no longer with me. What you need to do is find what makes you happy and forget about the people that have nothing positive to say because the more say those things the harder it will be for you talk and open up to people. Just like me. I have no friends either so I know just how you find, and if going back to school is what you want to do look into schools that don't cost much. Like Adult learning centers where you pay a couple of hundred dollars for some courses or even look into community colleges they may have classes that cost little of nothing. Also, if your husband love you he would understand that this will help you as a person and also with putting money into the house to pay bills

Stefanie - posted on 08/17/2012

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I was on the Depo-shot for about two years (stopped about 6 or 7 months ago). I was warned that one of the side affects is depressions. Do you think it's still the Depo having an effect on me???

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