I am 35 and pregnant for the first time with my husband’s only child. I don’t work and my husband don’t want me to have people at our home, including family, so I rarely go out or see anyone.
Dear Needing Help:
At this point how much more worse can things get? It definitely sounds like your husband is an abuser who is controlling and emotionally abusive and might even be cheating on you -- so you need to prepare yourself.
Feeling depressed during a pregnancy under these circumstances isn't surprising so your feelings are to be expected. However, I would be careful taking any type of medication while pregnant because all medications have side effects.
If you have close friends and family, I urge you to tell them what’s going on but don't wait until you have the baby. And while you’re at it, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at www.thehotline.org. The phone number is 1-800-799-7233. You may need help to get safely away from the relationship.