Q: My husband and I have been married for seven years. Before we were married, he was severely depressed and had a suicide attempt after his father died of cancer. He has been treated by a psychiatrist since then, but is still very withdrawn. We both work full time and our relationship has not been easy because of this depression/suicide issue or my weight issues (I am 5’7″ and weigh about 250 pounds). Our sex life isn’t great either because of the weight.
Our marriage therapist thinks that it would be beneficial to get a second opinion on whether or not he should continue with psychotherapy at all times. Because of his depression, I don’t think that’s fair to put him through another round in therapy if it doesn’t help much more than what he’s already doing now? Do you agree?