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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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I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?

I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?

Erectile dysfunction: Thanks to viagra, many men with ed or erectile dysfunction are much happier. There are other medications like Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) that can help a couple's sex life be more satisfying and meaningful. Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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My ex had a baby with his new girlfriend and it is really difficult for me to see. How can I deal with this difficult emotions?

My ex had a baby with his new girlfriend and it is really difficult for me to see.  How can I deal with this difficult emotions?

Why force yourself?: Do you have to see your ex, his new girlfriend, and the new baby? If seeing them is difficult for you emotionally, why do you force yourself? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

NAMI: I would suggest looking up nami (national alliance of mental illness) as they have free support groups for families of those with mental illness. They have groups everywhere in the U.S. ...Read more

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How can I deal with an abusive mother?

Boundaries: There is a program you may not need called Al-Anon. In that program one learns that we cannot control or change others. And, often we did not cause the problems that others are causing. I would bet at your age it is time to stop the war and to create safe space in your life so that you can have a full life. That may mean changing how you interact with your mother: i.e. no more arguments.... ...Read more

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What can I do to help a friend who has cerebral palsy and is dealing with anger/frustration?

What can I do to help a friend who has cerebral palsy and is dealing with anger/frustration?

Offer help : Anger often comes from frustration from not being able to accomplish goals. How can you give this person practical help in getting things done? Can you connect this person with other resources (for rides, group support, financial support, assistance with communication, attending recreational activities)? Practical help getting things done will be much more appreciated than empathy. ...Read more

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How can I help my mom who has a mental disorder but is not being treated by a doctor?

Mental disorder: Take her to a psychiatric hospital out patient clinic - they will probably help her ...Read more

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How can I help my family understand that being gay is not a disorder?

How can I help my family understand that being gay is not a disorder?

Resources: There are some resources available for familes who have gay, lesbian or bisexual children including pflag and some books on coming out to your family. Sometimes, inviting family members to a medical appointment with an affirming provider may provide a safe place to explore these issues more. ...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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My boyfriend is bipolar, what is the best way to help him and or cope with it myself?

My boyfriend is bipolar, what is the best way to help him and or cope with it myself?

See details: The best way is to have him remain under the care of a psychiatrist and always stay on his meds. ...Read more

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What activities can I do with my family to help me emotionally as a disabled person?

What activities can I do with my family to help me emotionally as a disabled person?

Communication: If you are diabled, communication becomes very important. You need to tell your family what you enjoy & you need to know what they enjoy. You need to plan how your disability affects the things they enjoy a minimize & they need to plan accordingly to help you enjoy things your like to do and same for things you all like and would llike to do together. Communication is hte key. Keep lines open. ...Read more

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How can I help a friend who is experiencing a crack cocaine addiction that is ruining her life?

How can I help a friend who is experiencing a crack cocaine addiction that is ruining her life?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous (coda). ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with a girlfriend with an extremely depressed mood?

What is the best way to deal with a girlfriend with an extremely depressed mood?

Depressed: Be supportive & available for guidance, engage in counseling & social activities. ...Read more

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Please tell me will my life be different if i was infected with herpes? Either physically, mentally, emotionally and socially?

Please tell me will my life be different if i was infected with herpes? Either physically, mentally, emotionally and socially?

This is a very good : question. We believe probably as many as 75% of the population carries the virus, so it is quite common. The good news is that it doesn't cause cancer, but is emotionally and socially upsetting. Know your options, and now there are many. You can reduce shedding to one day a year by taking daily antivirals . see a derm to get more answers. knowledge is power ...Read more

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How can you deal with a woman that has extreme anger issues?

How can you deal with a woman that has extreme anger issues?

There are anger: Management classes, specialist who can explore the "why'" she is having such extreme responses to the stressors we all face. ...Read more

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How does a counselor know how to treat a teenager without talking to the mother? Is it common for a counselor not to discuss anything with the parents when a 14 year old is in counseling? The 14 has not seen her father since she was 2 years old. The court

How does a counselor know how to treat a teenager without talking to the mother? Is it common for a counselor not to discuss anything with the parents when a 14 year old is in counseling? The 14 has not seen her father since she was 2 years old. The court

Hello : Hello writer from bothell, wa, from the emails you have sent in recently, it is clear that you don't agree with how the court system is handling your family's situation. It isn't clear from your submissions if the counselor is authorized to discuss your daughter's case with you. As a therapist i try to look at the dynamics of the family to get an idea of what approach is best for the patient. With some cases, i also have to take into account legal directives from a judge. If you believe that there are some very pertinent pieces of information that the therapist is not aware of, you can ask your legal counsel about what vehicle can be used to transmit that information. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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What do you suggest if my husband has polymyocitis, and has for over 3 yrs. can anyone help with how I can cope better?

What do you suggest if my husband has polymyocitis, and has for over 3 yrs. can anyone help with how I can cope better?

Therapy/Support: You may benefit from therapy to improve your coping, talking to the therapist will be very helpful. Support groups for spouses of chronic illness patients also may be helpful. Talk to your husbands doctor about groups he/she may know about. ...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

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I am scared of losing of my husband after my father died. How do I cope with this fear?

I am scared of losing of my husband after my father died. How do I cope with this fear?

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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How can I help my husband cope with my postpartum depression?

How can I help my husband cope with my postpartum depression?

Educate him: Spouses and family members can do a lot to help by providing emotional support to the mother with ppd. However in order to do that, they need to be educated about the illness. I would suggest you get books or articles that he can read or better yet, take him to your therapist with you. Sometimes husbands are having their own difficulties coping, and may need to get treatment too. ...Read more

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I feel depressed whenever i remember how my husband left me and my kids for another woman right after i gave birth to our 2nd baby. How can I cope?

I feel depressed whenever i remember how my husband left me and my kids for another woman right after i gave birth to our 2nd baby.  How can I cope?

It is always hard: To recover from an unwanted divorce. Have you spoken with a therapist about what happened? Given that you had just given birth you may not have had a chance to work through your feelings about what happened. It is important for you and your children to process the divorce better. Good luck and let us know if you have other questions. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am emotionally unavailable?

How do I know if I am emotionally unavailable?

Good question!: It's easy to "over" or 'under" estimate ones emotionally availability. Your question seems to indicate you feel something less than emotional available.That may be depression or at the least show emotional withdrawal. Do people think you are cold or snobbish? Do they stop asking you to do things with them? How is your social life? If so, does that bother you? If so, you truly may be unavailable. ...Read more

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What do I do if my partner is emotionally unavailable?

What do I do if my partner is emotionally unavailable?

Partner unavailable : U know the old saying : it takes two to tango . U need to be open about this and talk with each other and may be u need to see a counselor. ...Read more

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I'm 11wks pregnt.my husband constantly abuses me emotionally and I don't know what to do.

I'm 11wks pregnt.my husband constantly abuses me emotionally and I don't know what to do.

Get the help. : No one deserves to go through what you are writing it. Emotional abuse is hard to prove but still is unacceptable. You need to think at this age would you be ale to live like that to see your 50 birthday? Get professional help. Talk to your OB. ...Read more

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What are some ways i can cope emotionally after having an abortion?

What are some ways i can cope emotionally after having an abortion?

Stay strong!: It is a tough period to go through, but remember that you are never alone in this. Friends and family provide good sources of support. If that's not available, there are many agencies that provide support. Speak with your doctor and he or she will gladly give you some resources. If you have any thoughts of harming yourself or others, call your doctor or a crisis hotline right away. Hang in there! ...Read more