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What Would You Do If… Moderated by Jennifer Mann, LCSW of The Navidaters
Dear Navidaters, I dated my now-husband for six months, and we really got to know each other. I immediately was drawn to his personality. He is kind, funny, giving, caring, and soft-spoken. He is driven and at the beginning of a potentially prosperous career. I am now married for a handful of months, and I find myself feeling down a lot. This may sound ridiculous but I miss my past life. I miss waking up in the morning and having coffee with my mother and sister. I miss sitting on the couch in my den and watching a movie. I miss my neighbors at home. I feel like a little kid who is homesick at sleepaway camp. My husband notices my sadness and commented that I seem distant. He is starting to feel like it’s him or that I’m not happy with him. I never thought I would feel this way so I wasn’t at all prepared and I’m wondering if this is normal. I cry nearly every day for months for about ten minutes. It comes over me. I love my husband and feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I feel guilty that I am so sad. I should be ecstatic. Is something wrong me? And if so, what can I do to fix this? My husband and I are thinking of starting our family soon. I want my sadness resolved before we do so. Thank you for your help!
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