My 40 year old brother has been seperate from his wife for nearly 2 years now. They have 3 kids together, & he feels really guilty that they’re now from a “broken home”
I received a call for help from him tonight, & found him crying on the couch. He is very “old school” & is heartbroken his marriage ended. Mum & I have tried to explain to him that his kids are healthy & happy, & that it’s very common for parents to seperate, but in his words “it’s Just not right, They should have their mum & dad together”
He has the kids 3 nights & 2 dinners a fortnight.
We didn’t know at the time, but he’s had depression for over 10 years, & it started coming to light when his kids were born (He had 3 under 5)
Unfortunately he took to drinking to help cope & ultimately it was the cause of his marriage breakup.
He has a psychiatrist, he did start seeing a psychologist but “didn’t click”. He is completely broken hearted & riddled with guilt, I don’t know who will be able to help him? He doesn’t feel talking to someone will make these feelings go away, & honestly he is just so “broken” I don’t even know if it will help.
Is there anything available for men in his situation, or has anyone gone through something similar and come out the other side? I’m so scared that one day he will end his own pain because he just can’t see any light.