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How Can I Get My Husband To Understand How This Feels?

How Can I Get My Husband To Understand How This Feels?

We've been married almost 26 years and have 3 kids. Long story short, I was mentally, physically, and sexually abused by my father for years and kept it from everyone. I finally told my husband a few months ago, and although he was very understanding and pissed that no one helped me, I can't get him to understand how hard this is. I have severe depression and no self worth. I have never lived up to any person in my life and now my husband tells me hed love me… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I wish I had the right words. I'm sorry for the abuse you suffered. You are a survivor and that makes you strong, even if you don't feel like it. The only person you ever have to change for is yourself.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Is there any chance of couples counseling. Maybe he’d understand better if a professional can help show him.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I had went through the same situation. I was sexually abused for two weeks straight by a family member. But I had told my family they told me to lie and change my story. My ex was the only one who understood me but he wanted to take action but I refused in fear of losing my family. I lost him for me shutting him out and not communicating. But I still have my family. It hurts so much. We are both survivors.

posted over 2 years ago
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