Counselor Karim Serageldin answers the question of our reader: “How to Tell My Wife I’m Depressed?”
Question: Salam Aleikom. I have been having mental issues after I lost my job a few years ago. I feel useless and worthless because I cannot provide for my family. Instead of telling my wife the truth, my answer to how are you doing is always fine. What is the best way to tell her the truth that I am depressed and fight bad thoughts many times a week?