The Bro! What a fitting username!
Wow, thanks. I never really looked at my self as exceptional, I just tried to do what anyone else would, support her and make it to the other side. I just didn't realise the other side was so far away. Props to your father in law, just amazing.
Yes, I'm fairly confident she has received the best treatment. I worked super hard to make sure of it. She's had two rounds of ECT treatment in the last 5 years, 23 ECT's in total and is involved with multiple support organisations. We have tried many different types of therapy and nearly all antidepressants available. We're seeing a new psychiatrist and psychologist next week, still trying to keep things moving forward. I've thought about talking to someone professionally but don't want my wife to find out, it'll be just another thing that she blames herself for and trigger another episode. She hates that her depression effects me so I just hide it to protect her.
Of course, I never had any intention of committing to anything with the girl I met, it was just how she was treating me and what she said that brought on a lot of emotion, haven't had that in a very long time. Made me remember how I used to feel, I just can't believe I forgot how to feel these emotions, I'd been missing them this whole time and didn't even notice. That was the biggest eye opener really. Im afraid that If I'm not happy I won't be able to care for her properly, become bitter and then I'll be useless to everyone. I don't want to end up in the same place.
I'll keep pushing on for now and hope for the best.
I really appreciate your kind words and taking the time to read my post and reply to me.
A true Bro! Thank you.