My husband is having a very hard time with depression and anxiety. He is seeing a psychiatrist and therapist, and that has helped some, but he’s still having a hard time.
His job requires that he take certain university level classes in order to keep his position. Last semester, it was just too much. We decided together that he could quit his job, I could provide and he could focus on getting well. (And later going to grad school)
I have felt slightly uneasy about this decision just because I know having a job motivates him to get out of bed each day. I don’t want his depression to get worse because he doesn’t have anywhere to be at a certain time.
Tonight, he told me he was envious of the “drive” I have for building my business (which actually came from the pressure of soon being the sole provider). He told me he wish he had drive. He expressed that he feels like he’s not going anywhere. He doesn’t want to “be a bum”. (I assured him that he’s never been a bum, even when on days when he doesn’t work.) I know this is depression talking, but it truly breaks my heart. I don’t know what to do— seems like a darned if I do, darned if I don’t situation.
I guess this is mostly just a post asking for prayers and any advice you may have. I love my husband so much and wish I could take this burden from him. 😔