03-26-2020 05:00 PM
Hey @Chester thanks for opening up about this. I can imagine it's been really hard trying to get support with this situation. I just wanted to say good on for you being proactive about this for your wife and your child. I'm sure many parents could relate to the difficulty of knowing how to have tough conversations, especially when it comes to yours and your wife's mental health.
I'd be keen to see how other people here in the community would approach a conversation like this but thought I'd link you into an article we have on how to have tricky conversations here. It might be helpful for your wife to re-frame her understanding of self-harm as well (as hard as that is). I feel for her as carrying around a "dirty little secret" can be so painful. Is she getting some professional support at the moment?
Sending lots of love to your family and looking forward to hearing back from you.
03-25-2020 02:43 PM
03-28-2020 10:49 AM
03-28-2020 03:42 PM
That's a beautiful approach to take @Chester, and I am sure your family can overcome any trials or difficulties they may face by working together with love and patience Thank you for sharing your story!