When someone is battling depression, it can feel like waves are making. Sometimes it feels like it’s getting better, but then the tide comes back. An endless fight.
For an Imgur user named “mollywho”, when she got married, it felt like she was starting to see the light in the tunnel. But then the depression comes back and the couple has a hard time. Besides a new marriage, work was hard for her and her social circle had some cracks. Under so much stress, it’s not uncommon for someone to fall behind.
Molly admitted in the post, which has since gone viral, that she may have taken her frustration out on her husband.
… in the midst of all the struggles, my husband tried tirelessly to cheer me up. I wasn’t the easiest person to deal with, at times I even lost all hope and even took out my anger on my new husband
But Molly managed to make a real catch with her man because his reaction to it is absolutely incredible.
After a trip out of town, Molly returned to her home in San Francisco and collapsed on her bed. After the tiring journey and feeling guilty about how she had treated her husband, she was about to burst into tears when she looked in the mirror and saw what her husband had done.
The mirror had a message from her husband scrawled directly on the mirror so it couldn’t be overlooked.
Molly who wrote on Imgur to explain the situation that led to this.
“I’ve been juggling A LOT lately. Just married. I couldn’t afford a wedding. The family is sparse. Quarrel with friends, yaddadyadda. But the thing is, in the midst of all the fighting, my husband tried tirelessly to cheer me up. I wasn’t the easiest person to deal with.
In fact, at times I lost all hope and even took out my anger on my new husband. But somehow he forgives me every time. I’ve got a long journey ahead of me and I know he probably realizes I’m insane. But he holds my hand and tries his best.
Coming home today from a trip to SF, I collapsed onto my bed in tears. I looked to the left and saw those words painted all over my mirror. I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I have a hard time seeing the good in the world, and especially the good in me. But here it is. A will and a gesture of his love. Damn, I needed it today…”
Molly’s incredible husband realized that the best way to cheer up his partner was to write on the mirror with a permanent marker how he loved and appreciated her. When she got home it would be the first thing she would see, and who wouldn’t love to see that?
The list is titled “Reasons I Love My Wife” and features 15 funny, emotional, and most importantly, honest reasons he loves her so much.
The list ranges from adorable reasons like “little animals make her cry” to hilarious reasons like “she took me to a strip club” that just make you giggle a little.
Her facial expression sums up how someone would feel about such a heartfelt gesture. Her husband did everything for her and she couldn’t be more grateful. What an incredible husband.
One of the best tools for treating depression is a solid support network that can help the depressed person when they need it most. Molly’s husband not only proved to the millions who saw this incredible post, but to Molly himself that he could do it.
“Rather than stigmatize the disease (or the person!), go for it,” Molly added. “Don’t exclude them. I made this post to show the world that even the small gestures like a little list of “<3" on my bedroom mirror can be a little reminder of the love and kindness that exists in the world."
This will be a moment that Molly can hopefully return to when she’s feeling down.
Her husband wrote down a list of reasons why he loves his wife and she will always rely on that no matter how rough life gets.
We are so fortunate that Molly found a partner who understands the pain and anxiety that depression can bring. It is so important to have a good partner who understands how to deal with a depressed person to help them live their life to the fullest.
https://womenafter40.com/after-a-rough-fight-a-wife-looked-at-her-mirror-and-saw-a-note-from-her-husband/ After A Rough Fight, A Wife Looked At Her Mirror And Saw a NOTE From Her Husband – Women After 40