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my partners depression and drug problem
Posted by deborag on 10 June 2015.
I have been with my partner for 11 years and we have 3 children under 10. 8years ago he was diagnosed with depression after I found numerous empty tablet packets hid around the house. Since then iv been lied to non stop about tablets, where hes been, what hes spent money on and small silly things I literally dont believe a word he says. I love him so iv supported him as much as I could blaming everything on depression. His brother tragically died 3 years ago. Obviously its been hard for him and I have tried to be understanding as I have had a tragic death in my family too. My issue is we had our 3rd child 8 months ago and since she was born my partner has got worse hes like a completely different person. I had an awful traumatic birth which resulted in me not being able to have anymore children, he wasnt supportive whatsoever, made me feel guilty for being in hospital because he was looking after our other 2 children (with the help of his mum) so I signed myself out early. For the first 3 months he was 'off his head' on god knows what and obviously denied it and blamed me for apparently causing problems! He will lay in bed for 3 days telling me hes too depressed to help with housework or kids but if his friends need him to help with something hes away like a shot. He wont speak a word to me for days but I hear him chatting and laughing to other people. I cant take it anymore I feel like im going crazy im so angry inside I feel like ill explode. My question is do I have to put up with this behaviour because he has depression and his brother died? I dont want to upset my children because they love their daddy but I just cant cope with it anymore!
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