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What to do for a spouse who is struggling emotionally but refuses to get professional help? I’m 17 weeks pregnant with our first. My husband is really struggling with emotional/ mental health. I’ve asked him to consider counseling or other medical alternatives. Instead, he wants to talk to me until 11:30 pm or 12 am at night. I want to be there for him but I can’t. I’m tired. I’m still working VERY full time, and I was just diagnosed with early onset preeclampsia 😫

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I was struggling with a bout of depression last fall when my wife was pregnant (that + COVID uncertainty + the political climate was just becoming too much). She surprised me by having a few of my friends come into town (they were as careful as possible) for the weekend. I had no idea how much I needed to just unwind like we did.

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I like the suggestion above and I also think professional help is important. Maybe schedule a couples session as a start and let him see the value of speaking about what he’s going through. Then, transition that to solo sessions… or just keep the couples sessions. Could be good for you too. Congrats on your pregnancy!

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