My husband battles with depression and typically "pull himself out of it" his words without medication. During Christmas his depression started up and it keeps getting worse.My husband is a Firefighter with a city that recently lost 2 ff and 2 are injured. The last 3 months have been extremely hard with all of the losses. 17 first responders in 3 months thats a bit much and all in Texas. He says that he has dealt with their lose.
He is hates coming home. He does not sleep in the same bed anymore. We have started marriage counseling but now he wont go. We don't talk anymore and when we do he is short with me and mean. With other people he is fine and nice.
I need to know if he is grieving / depressed /survivors guilt or if our marriage is just doomed. I'm trying to stay in there and get thru this rough spot, but I just need to help. What do I do to help him?View Thread
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