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How can I cope with a husband that is emotionally unstable?

Family therapy : Can talk about what uike about each other and what u don't like and how to change it. Or convince him to see his pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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How can I cope with a husband who is starting to forget me?

How can I cope with a husband who is starting to forget me?

Accept it: Make sure pt. Has a diagnosis (like dementia). Once diagnosis is sure you have to avoid taking it personally when the patient does not recognize you or ask you the same thing often. Follow the flow, do not get angry with him. Try to ventilate your frustrations with a positive and productive way. Involve the whole family. Reserve some time for you personally to do thongs you use to love. ...Read more

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How can my husband cope with my mood disorder?

How can my husband cope with my mood disorder?

Love & Support: Your husband need support and encouragement to let him know that dealing with a mood disorder is tough, but that you are there to love and encourage him. It may be helpful to find some books to read to better understand his disorder. It would also be helpful if you are willing to attend therapy with him to talk through relational issues that may be causing additional stress. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope as a caregiver to alzheimer's afflicted husband?

What are some ways to cope as a caregiver to alzheimer's afflicted husband?

Love him: Do not disagree with him, talk to him about past memories, try to do some activities with him. ...Read more

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How can I cope with putting my husband into a nursing home?

Keep contact: Keep a lot of physical contact ( daily and for several hours if possible)with him. Pay attention to how he feels & how he is treated at that place. Make sure you explored other possibilities first. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband has schizophrenia. How do spouses of schizophrenics cope?

What can I do if my husband has schizophrenia. How do spouses of schizophrenics cope?

Education: Education is important to help cope with your husband's illness. Nami is an excellent support organization for mental illness. For maryland the link is http://www.Namimd.Org/. There are a lot of free support groups and educational resources through nami. The link http://www.Schizophrenia.Com/ has online support forums which may also be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I cope with a bipolar husband - have had no meds, no dr yet?

How do I cope with a bipolar husband - have had no meds, no dr yet?

NAMI & DBSA: A good place to start: national alliance on mental health. The website for the michigan chapter is http://www.Namimi.Org you'll find a contact number for the downtown detroit chapter administrator, as well as the contact info for administrators of other chapters. Another organization to check out is the depression & bipolar support alliance http://www.Dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more

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Should i seek a therapist to cope with husbands low sex drive?

Should i seek a therapist to cope with husbands low sex drive?

It all depends: Yes. If his sexual libido is bothering you and he won't discuss it, then getting into a therapeutic situation can be helpful. If he is willing to talk to someone i would hope he would seek a full medical evaluation for his troubles. Men have a difficult time admitting they struggle with libido, even when this is common and easily addressed. ...Read more

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No sex drive after 2nd child was born. How can husband cope?

No sex drive after 2nd child was born. How can husband cope?

Couple's time: Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sex drive. Fatigue, changes in body image and the pressures of caring for a new baby can all contribute to changes in sexual desire. Hiring an sitter to care for your children while you and your partner work on your relationship via adult activities may help rekindle the desire. ...Read more