• 1 month ago

    New dad depression

    Hi there,

    I'm a new father,my son is about 1 and is my whole world. I hate my job though, I hate the idea of being away from him and I'm feeling stuck where I'm at. I'm 31 years old with a family and a mortgage but I hate my field of work. I really don't know what to do. I'm feeling anxious and depressed the whole work week and want to be happy around my wife and kid but this job brings me down so much. I feel like I'm gonna have a breakdown but don't know what to do as life is so expensive and I can't just leave my job with all the expenses.

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: New dad depression

    I cannot say I know what you’re going through right now but I feel compelled to remind you to stay strong and do not give up. Take everything one minute at a time. Try sitting down with your wife and develop a solid plan. Set goals to find something you love to do and leave that job for something better. That will give you something to look forward too. What you’re feeling is completely normal. Its also completely normal to think about seeking guidance from a medical professional. Maybe start with talk therapy and take it from there. Everything takes time so try and have some patience. Take care of yourself and believe that you can eventually feel better.