Carrie Ann - posted on 05/21/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi everyone. I'm a married mother of two, but I constantly feel that I don't deserve what I have (happiness/love) and that somehow my family will be taken away from me. Feeling like this is sucking the joy out of everything and its starting to have a detrimental effect on my marriage. My husband recently told me he's finding it difficult to be around me. He thinks I'm depressed when actually I'm the happiest I've ever been, and I'm just terrified to loose it all. I've kind of lost who I am in the meantime. How can I get back to enjoying my family, and have them enjoy being around me?


Guest - posted on 05/21/2014




Actually, what you are describing is a major indication of depression (It is also an indication of ADHD). Just because you feel happy and grateful that you have it all now, doesn't mean that you are not depressed (or struggling with some other mental condition). That fear of losing your family that you are feeling is the result of an imbalance in the portion of your brain that regulates dopamine production or absorption. Get checked out by a physician or psychiatrist. They will be able to help you out of this fear and get your life back on track.

IF the fear is a logical one--meaning you have a reason to fear losing your family, such as drug or alcohol abuse, infidelity, etc.--you may be able to find the root of the fear, confront it, and move past it with the help of a counselor or psychologist, but it really doesn't sound like the case here.

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