My husband is an amazing guy and I love him more now than I did when we got married nearly ten years ago. He is a wonderful father who is completely adored by both of our children. He’s a respected and very talented programmer with an impressive resume.
But he’s also a guy who battles depression.
Today he is bravely sharing his story on his blog at Distractable and I’m so proud of him for writing about it. He likens his ongoing struggles with depression to walking life in thongs (flip-flops if you’re not Australian…!) And when the pace and stress of life ramp up, it’s like running in thongs on sand, or running up an escalator. He gets tired, and he trips up. I’d love you to read his story here.
Depression is probably a beast we will always battle, but we fight it together. I don’t always get it right, but I promised him “for better or worse… in sickness and in health” and I meant it with all my heart. Thank you to all the women both online and in real life who support me through the dark days each time those familiar clouds gather. You know who you are. xx
PS – if anyone else out there has a hubby with depression I’d love to pray for you and support you. Please use my contact form if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment. Cath.