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10 Nov 2006

I need help
My husband cheated on me several times and he also beat me sometimes. I am not sure whether I forgave him or I don’t want touch the subject but this things really affects me. Every little thing triggers the anger. I go on everyday as if nothing happened but inside I am slowly dying. I am not excited about life anymore. The things that used to matter to me don’t mean anything now, like my work,family,friends. I am really unhappy. I want to get the trust back for him,but it is so difficult. Can someone tell me what I need to do. I am getting drunk everyday in order to sleep and not think of these things, or overdose myself with painkiller. I am just hoping one day these pills will kill me. I have a 10months old baby with him and its like everything gets difficult. I tried counselling but didn’t work for me.
Please help me I am so depressed.
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01 Jan 0001

Counselling, especially of the CBT format, ought to be helpful --- maybe what you experienced when you tried counselling was with the wrong counsellor or the wrong method, or both ? It sounds as though you may be developing a Depression, and the drinking will only make the depression worse and undermine any possible benefits of treatment, and the painillers ought to be avoided and you should have none in the house ( and don't combine them with alcohol ). When you mention a 10-month-old baby, this could be a Post-Natal Depression, too. DO see a good local shrink for a proper assessment, and then a discussion of treatment options, based on the results of the assessment.
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