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Adjustment issues???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 24, 2007
  • 03:27 PM

My wife and I moved to Houston 9 months ago which is 3 hours from where she grew up. We have a 17 month old and she is now a month pregnant. She hasn't adjusted well and it is obvious to everyone. She doesn't have a job or really do anything outside the house besides go to school for 2 hours a week. It's hard to get her motivated to do anything. She says it's because she's lonely since she has no family or friends here, but every time she has the opportunity to make a friend she doesn't call them or email or she just talks bad about them - making excuses why she doesn't like them. I told her the best way to meet and interact with more people is get a job or take more classes or something like that but she says she's fine.

She's obviously not fine. But I can't get her to admit that she has a problem. She barely picks up after herself at home, she doesn't get excited about anything, she watches tv all day and she snaps at me over every little thing (this has been going on since before this preganancy). Every time I try to talk to her about doing something to make things better she gets very defensive and tells me she's tired of me saying she's sad all the time. She saw a therapist once but skipped every appointment after that. What the ***l do I do? I'm so frustrated that it's put me on the verge of tears every day.

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