By Anonymous - 18/8/2020 14:01

Living a lie

Today, I get a scornful look when I try to talk to my husband, let alone try to cheer him up, because he is "severely depressed." Well, unless a friend or neighbor knocks on the door, then he’s the life of the party. Right until they leave. FML
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By  26octhumbug  |  13

Unfortunately that is often a symptom of depression, people may feel the need to hide their feelings by being the opposite when around others. Remember robin williams, he always appeared to be the life and soul of the party from the outside. Be there for him, it’s good that he allows you to see beneath the surface.

By  xxlk4xx  |  1

I would say hes definitely more comfortable with you seeing that side of him, I was the same way even when i was suicidal, i would act silly and joke around a lot around my friends and family but once they all left i felt i didnt have to have that front up anymore, it was exhausting trying to seem normal and happy when i wasn't, maybe it's the case with him as well! i know it isn't easy

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By  26octhumbug  |  13

Unfortunately that is often a symptom of depression, people may feel the need to hide their feelings by being the opposite when around others. Remember robin williams, he always appeared to be the life and soul of the party from the outside. Be there for him, it’s good that he allows you to see beneath the surface.

By  xxlk4xx  |  1

I would say hes definitely more comfortable with you seeing that side of him, I was the same way even when i was suicidal, i would act silly and joke around a lot around my friends and family but once they all left i felt i didnt have to have that front up anymore, it was exhausting trying to seem normal and happy when i wasn't, maybe it's the case with him as well! i know it isn't easy

By  Thaylok  |  6

Please have him seek help. Depression is scary and not a laughing matter. His ire and scornful looks will be worth it after he has professional help. He is hiding his depression from friends. help him see it and seek help.

been there. my husband is exactly the same. just remember it will end. my husband's last depression episode lasted 6 weeks. 4 of them he barely spoke to me and everything I did was wrong. we're in a much better place now But it seriously sucks. especially if they won't get any help for it.
here's hoping he snaps out of it soon and life gets better for you

By  ned4spd3  |  15

Is his name Al Bundy?