my wife will not accept I have depression

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Hi Has anyone ever experienced their partner not accepting diagnosis. I have always been strong and in control, and being like that meant I never let out my feelings, my wife keeps saying get a grip and making me feel bad for getting help. Then she makes sarcastic remarks like" oh your so called depression" this is making me feel quite belittled. Should I feel this

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    Hey there, I'm sorry to hear this, I truly am. I'm a lot like you. I suffer from health anxiety, have now for a year or two. It's hard trying to open it to loved ones, some take it better than others. I'm sorry your wife is saying all this to you, but can I just say, you're pretty bloody incredible and please don't let this get you down. I think it's amazing you're getting help, so please don't fall the other way because of certain negative comments. You can beat this, if you ever need to talk I'm here. smile
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    Of course you should feel as you do.  How cruel of your wife to treat you this way.  Have you told her how you feel?  I felt so sad for you when I read your post, it's bad enough being depressed, without your nearest and dearest dismissing it.

    I am sorry I can't help more, but please let us know how you go on.

    Pat.

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