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I'm 38 weeks pregnant with my first, and I'm worried that my husband will love the baby more than he loves me.
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD and Anxiety 8 years ago. This has been treated well with medication and counselling. Occasionally things slip through but I think these are more personality traits than his mental illness. Eg, flying off the handle at what I consider small things, stressing over his appearance and weight to the point of obsession, not wanting to be social etc. He has told me he has seen his mum go through similar things as a child. My question is how do I raise our 3 children to be strong and confident and not suffer he way my husband has? I can already see our 10 year old son displaying some anxious tendencies...
why does it have to be answered on video?
My 3 and a half year old had started going backwards in his development. Wants to be carried everywhere, wants me to feed him with a spoon even tho he's always fed himself, wants me to come with him everywhere even watch him on the potty, crawling round the house instead of walking, will lie down and demand I dress him when he's always dressed himself, and just really clingy and babyish all of a sudden. He has a 1 and a half year old sister that he gets along with really well and he can't be copying her because she is really independent, (I'm 12 weeks pregnant but nothing's changed, and havn't really talked about baby much) no recent changes, hasn't started kindy, moved house or anything, and hasn't stayed with anyone without one of us so no chance anything's happened to him. Is this a normal stage? Or should there be something I'm doing to fix it? What can I do?
My brother is an ice addict. His addiction impacts my siblings and parents financially, emotionally and tears a wedge between us as some enable while others have turned to the tough love approach. He is never going to quit, completely denies there is even a problem. We live in a rural town and here is no help around us what so ever. We have been to doctors, drug and alcohol counsellors, police, mental health professionals and social workers. There is one group here to offer support for families however we did not belong there as we really didn't fit in socioeconomically we stood out as we are all working, educated and well spoken. It just wasn't for us. Do you have any advice?
How do get my husband to understand my depression? I have suffered with it for 15years now and have it mostly under control naturally but still have bad days/weeks here and there.
He can't seem to wrap his head around it, he always says "what do you have to be sad about" or "just snap out of it" " you don't have depression, that's for people who can do anything and have miserable life".
I have tried getting him to read things but he just doesn't.
The days I suffer I need him to understand but he doesn't. So how can I help him to understand?
Good luck by the way - Depression is challenging. I wish you and your part all the best.
I have no idea if you can help me, but I am at a loss and have no idea what else to do.
Before I met my husband he was getting payday loans to pay bills then when he got paid didn't have enough to pay them back so got another and everything spiralled out of control. Fast forward 5 years we own a house, 2 cars and have substantial savings no need for the payday loans ever again. But I have just found out he has been getting then $100 at a time every few months. He always pays them straight back but says he's addicted to them, that even though he doesn't need the money he cant get over the thrill of the application and then receiving the money. He told me he wants to get help because its becoming all consuming for him and he thinks about it multiple times a day. Where would we go to get help for his type of addiction? I have no idea where to start.
I have known a couple of people who have lost their babies at birth. I think this has affected me. I am often having scary thoughts about something happening to my kids or fear they will die in a car accident or similar. I act pretty normally, eg I'm not crazy helicopter parent, but the thoughts are still at the back of my head. How do I deal with these thoughts in a positive way and think more normally? By the way the thoughts are only about my kids, not me or hubby. So that's why I think its related to the incidents I mentioned.
My Husband has a Chronic illness. It's unlikely to kill him on the short term but as he ages he will get more debilitated. He's in his early 40's and is coming to terms with never working again, and will soon have to step aside so I can return to the workforce when my twins start school.
How Can I support him to see that being an At Home Dad is super important? I've asked him if he thinks I am a loser for being an At Home Mum for the last 3.5 years and he says no, but he often refers to himself as 'useless'.
I don't have to energy to keep propping him up. Or do I? Is there a trick to it?
How do you stop yourself from self rebellion. At nearly 40 I seem to be my own worst enemy. Unable to find the inner voice to move on task and just do it.
What to do with elderly parents that rely on you for emotional support whilst you are working a full time job, bringing up two kids and have a husband and mortgage. I find them very demanding to the point where they are unrealistic, it's always about them and I can't have friends because they demand all of my time. My kids are suffering too. They call constantly or come over unannounced.
Suggestions to Help with :
1) Dealing with your husband affairs.
2) Dealing with anxious kids.
3) Temper issues.
2) your kids anxiety is related to the tension and stress in the house. So leave
3) leave. It's affecting your kids
We need help!!!! We are struggling with my 6 year old behaviour he is doesn't listen he is getting angry while my husband and I love him we are struggling to enjoy our time with him because everything is a fight . He is currently in year 1 at school his teacher has said he is great at school very independent and pro active with his learning is very well behaved
Why is he so difficult for us at home??????
We lost our twins just over 12 months ago. I still am not coping. Still seeing a psychologist and on medication. I had to return to work as a midwife. I dont know what else i can to do to survive each day. I hate that I wake up in the morning
I believe I have a question that the clinical psychologist will answer.
Can you please tell me how to explain about the loss of her newborn sister? She has visited the hospital and talked to to her and kissed her and was aware she came from mummy's tummy. But we have to switch off her life support and I am not sure how to let her know baby is not coming home.