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hi I'm Dr. Phil
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nice to meet you
can you give me some more examples of his behavior?
He has a terrible temper just with me and take all his stresses out on me. He is a different person with work colleagues and the children. I cn never guage his mood. His self control with me is on the decrease. He suffers from OCD. When he drinks his temper gets worse. He is under stress all the time. He works all the time has no social life and resents that I have friends and family to have a laugh with. He never laughs with me. I sometimes think he hates me.He takes tablets to help him sleep and he is on a depression tablet thats not working. He wants to know what I am doing on a Saturday when he is up from 6 and has xy and z done and I am just at my breakfast.
Yes it seems he has depression and anxiety that is severe
So what do I do to help him?
He is on medicine for depression
will he see a psychiatrist and a counselor?
he needs both
are they helping?
Yes 50mg setraline
No the tablets are not helping. He refuses to believe he needs help...he says I need to change, work with him, change my approach. I try to support him but I never do anything right. I am walking on eggshells so he won't shout at me. Im sitting here now scared he will wake up and come down and see what I am doing and go off on one.
That is terrible
I'm sorry you have to live like that
I would give him an ultimatum
see a psychiatrist and a counselor WITH you
or you cannot be with him
I'm so scared he will do something .....he has mentioned suicide on many occasions but fears for the children and what that wd do to them. Sometimes on drink I think he could do it and never mind the consequences and me leaving might be the trigger
well you have to do something
I suggest you tell him that you need to get counseling with him because you can't live like this anymore
Thanks for your help Dr Phil
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