Needing some prayers

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Needing some prayers
Tue, 11-15-2011 - 10:58pm

girls I need to be blanketed in prayers...

I am at wits end. My husband is in the throws of a horrible depression because he is still struggling after his surgery last month. He is an angry bitter horrible person to be living with and he is honestly making my life a living hell. I have had enough. I am daydreaming all day about taking my kids and leaving. I know I love him a lot, but I am tired of this endless fight alone. He is not helping in any way, and his constant grumbling and laziness around the house have influenced the kids to the point that when I ask for help I get tears and drama. My 2 best friends spent the weekend he had surgery helping me clean up the house, catch up on laundry and everything. It was such a blessing. In the last month the house has fallen apart. I am trying to keep on top of everything, but I am failing horribly. My husband has only come to bed to sleep 4 times since coming home from the hospital, basically arriving in our bed when he wants "something". I am hurt, offended, angry, sad, mad, tired, weary all in one fluffy hurting body.

He has abandoned school, refuses to increase his hours at work again, and sneaks off to go spend time with his mom. I asked a friend tonight when she knew her marriage was over and we had a long talk about what is going on. I don't think I could really leave him, but someone needs to step up and wake him up before I am there. I know several of you can relate to the broken husband syndrome. I just wish their was a magic "grow up and be a man" spray to "fix" them with. Chris refuses to go to church, ask for help, but he keeps telling me he is depressed. I told him yesterday that I can't fix him or help him, that he is going to have to find help by himself. He told the doctor (finally) that he is vomiting most of what he eats. I get that he doesn't feel well, but can't he get that I have one child that is more than I can handle, and 4 more that need a lot from me, so he needs to grow up and fix what ever is wrong? I tried to talk to the doctor at the last appointment and he belittled me right there in front of the nurse and doctor and told me to shut up I wasn't his mother...hello I have never wanted to be his mother, I just want to be an equal partner in this crappy marriage!

So obviously I need prayer and lots of it. Thank you for letting me safely vent here, I will cross post on facebook so I get LOTS of prayer! Love you girls like mad.

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Registered: 04-18-2001
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 1:26am
Oh boy, that's far too much to deal with alone! Praying, praying, praying and sending tons of hugs!

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Registered: 10-25-2007
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 6:59am

That is so much to have on your plate right now.

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Registered: 07-23-2007
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 9:17am

So sorry you are having to deal with this on top of everything else. I can't believe the doctor was so rude!! So many times people with depression need others in their lives to talk to the dr for them because the depression itself causes them to not want to deal with it. That makes me mad that he did take your concerns seriously.

I'll be praying for your husband to step out of the fog of depression and get back to where he needs to be. And I'll be praying for God to give you the wisdom to know exactly how to handle this.



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Registered: 12-30-2007
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 9:58am
I'm so sorry that you're having such a tough time with Chris right now :( I pray that God gets both of you through this really difficult time (((((hugs)))))

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Registered: 05-19-2009
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 3:56pm

Jess, I'll be praying. I can't imagine how hard it is righ tnow for you. Do you think he is feeling like he has to to this to get your attention? Childlike i know but teh fact is you ARE very busy adn he may feel left out. Either way it's not good for either of you, adn I'll be asking God to fix teh crack in your bond before it shatters. I'll be asking that both of you are able to give what the other needs. And I'll be askign for physical healing for all. I love you Seester!

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 8:20pm

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