Depression & stress
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|Thu, 11-01-2012 - 7:14pm|
I'm just curious how common it is to experience depression and stress/anxiety from a spouse's cheating? I'm guessing there's a lot of us like that and I don't wish it on anybody, but it also helps to know you aren't alone. I guess I should be relieved that my DH appears to NOT have gotten physical with either of his "friends", but this stuff really does leave you with so many feelings you don't know what to do with. Depression runs in the family, so likely I've had some degree of it forever, but I think I've used far too many kleenex the past few years. Can't tolerate antidepressants, so I'm on my own; I've also developed stupid gastritis from the stress of the past couple of years - recently I got ticked off when it seriously flared up (does that every 5 weeks or so) and told my DH if life was fair, it would be HIM who has gastritis; his comment was he wishes it was him, too, so the guy is trying.
All of this stuff just leaves lingering emotions, I sometimes wish I could just run away from my whole life. I recently stopped counseling, I just HAD TO, I really needed to not be doing that for now. What do the rest of you do with all the leftover feelings? I do all I know to do, just wish none of this stuff ever happened.
I noticed a few minutes ago something I'll warn the rest of you about just in case you also didn't know - there's a profanity filter on posts now, my first one got rejected, which I guess is a good thing! It was a pretty tame word, too!