Boyfriend very frustrated by my pregnancy symptoms
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|Mon, 09-10-2012 - 8:14pm|
I have been on medication for depression for most of my adult life. Honestly..Depression has been a non-issue because I was on a medication that worked well. Then SURPRISE...I find myself pregnant and quit my meds. (The Dr is fully aware) I quit my medication because I want to do what is best for my child...and getting through my pregnancy without anti-depressants is my goal.
So now I am pregnant and find myself dealing with a lot of moodiness, a loss of energy and a boyfriend who doesn't seem to 'get' any of this.
I assume my lack of energy can be caused by my mood...but also based on what I read...being pregnant freakin' makes a woman tired!
I have tried to explain to him that queasiness makes me feel less inclined to cuddle...or want to be kissed on. He simply gets upset (I assume) feeling rejected. I try to explain to him that being pregnant makes me feel tired...but two nights this week he gave me crap for going to bed early..Asking me if I was going to use my pregnancy as an excuse for everything.
We have always been extremely active...lots of hiking and boating...canoeing. My pregnancy has caused a LOT of changes in me and I haven't been able to keep up with him like before. I HATE that my pregnancy makes me feel so out of shape...but it doesn't help that he gets so frustrated with me.
I haven't been as sexual as I have always been...this also leaves him very unhappy. I used to be able to orgasm without a problem...now it seems elusive. Made even more impossible by the pressure he puts on me about the issue I have tried to explain to him that my body is changing...but he doesn't seem to comprehend that
I am printing out some information I found online....hoping he will understand that some of this stuff is NORMAL and there isn't anything wrong with me
Anyone else deal with frustrated fathers-to-be?????