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Depression: Depression & Related Conditions

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I have been married for a long time. My husband works out of town, and I am not working due to my health problems in the last few years. I have had several surgeries in the last 3 years and last year was the worst. I was very ill but now I am better. My problem is I am so unhappy and sad all of the time. I feel a lot of resentment toward my husband and I feel like our marriage is doomed. I am not happy when he comes home, and we are both very distant toward each other. He does not want to do anything when he is here, we argue all of the time, and I don't know what to do. I am so unhappy... I love him but I am miserable. We can't have a normal conversation without it ending in a fight. I have been through so much and I don't know what to do. Do I want a divorce? I don't know. I know I don't want to live like this any longer. We have been married for 20 yrs.

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