my daughter is married with 15 mo. old twins. In February, she had a major "breakdown" and checked herself into the psych ward of a hospital. After that she went on to 12 weeks of out-patient therapy at an excellent facility. She was diagnosed with post-partum depression, panic
disorder and bipolar
. She suffered from major depression as an adolescent and could not attend her senior year of high school, but was tutored and did
She is doing the best she can do now. At the urging of the out-patient therapy, she goes to a psychiatrist for her meds, goes for therapy with a psychologist on a regular basis and goes to yoga classes. She maintains a very positive attitude that I can see.
The problem is that her husband is always on her back. He questions her therapy sessions and wants to know what my wife says and what the therapist says. He himself thinks he can help her vs. the therapist. He can be quite nasty to her at times and for no obvious reason. They live with very small rooms and are having the basement finished yet they do want a larger home... but my SIL went without pay for 3 full mos. while my daughter went to her outpatient therapy.
HE can be so hard on her and she tells me what he says, today, for example was one of those times. I have been crying for 2 hours and am unsure what to say to my daughter other than encouraging her always and telling her to tell my SIL she needs the therapy as part of her treatment and it is helping her.
What else can I say or do to make my daughter feel better. I give her credit all the time and praise her constantly.