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How Can I Cope With A Husband That Is Emotionally Unavailable
Communication: It may be one way for a while but try to experess your emotions to your husband and then try to interest yourself in the things he likes and is interested in. Show your interest overwhelmingly in him and his likes and desires and then gently begin to try to engage him in what you like and your needs. You may need professional help. You may need to know more of the "why" that he is "not there". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband unstable: Talk to your doctor about obtaining counseling and/or support specific to your problem with your husband. E.G. If your husband is emotional because he is an alcoholic then join al-anon to learn about this disease and get support from a group. There are many types of support groups. Also there are faith based groups you can join. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Separation anxiety: This fear is pretty normal, particularly after an event like this. You've already taken the first step and acknowledged that the fear is there and your trying to cope with it. Talking it out is usually the first helpful step. You can discuss it with a friend, church minister, or your doctor, who can all provide good listening. If it becomes severe and interferes with sleep, medication may help. ...Read more
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