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Pregnancy and depression

By June 11, 2010 - 6:50pm
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I'm 38 and soon to be father. My 24 yr old girlfriend and I seemed to have a great relationship. We wanted to get married and have a child together. We even picked out the best dates for her to conceive. This was her idea and I thought it was a great one concidering we hadn't had any luck in the past months. We were so excited when we found out that she was pregnant.

Now she's 3 months pregnant and is depressed all the time. She constantly has morning sickness. I can deal with this, I feal so bad for her having to experience these things. If I could I would take all of it on myself.

For the past month and a half she has been completely distant with me. She doesn't want me to look at her, be seen in public with me ( she actually told me that she could do a whole lot better than me in the looks department), touch her, hold her, kiss her, be intimate with her ( I find her loking at porn, but when I start to look at it she gets extremely upset). Sorry if that was to much information. I just don't know what to do and don't know if this is normal for a certain percentage of pregnant woman.

There was a time when we were in love and got along great, but since about a month into her pregnancy she's become so distant with me, I dont know how much more I can handle. I need help. I've tried everything I could think of, I don't know what else I can do.

She's told me that she hopes it's her hormonal changes that's making her feel this way towards me, but she doesn't know. Is there a chance that the pregnancy is causing these feelings she has towards me?

Please be honest with your input.

Thank you

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Thank you Suzan for reponding so quickly. Your assumptions are very accurate regarding my girlfriend and her past. Thank you for your suggestions and ideas that you've shared with me and to answer your question, yes she is a fan of porn< but we both are thats why I don't understand her being so upset. Do you know if woman that are pregnant tent to find their partners less attractive and others more attractive during their pregnancy? Once againg, thank you and have a great day.


June 15, 2010 - 5:40pm
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