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Old 06-26-2018, 07:23 PM
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My brother is a work-from-home dad. He is a freelancer and engaged with web developing. His wife is a flight attendant and they have 2 children. My brother decided to resign from his previous employer because nobody will look after their children. Obviously, his wife is always out of the country. During the first 2 years of my brother as a freelancer, he seemed to enjoy his life being a WAHD especially that he got more time for his kids. But earlier this year, he started to complain and keep on telling that he's always tired, bored and doesn't even have time for other things. He seems to be sad, frustrated, stressed or perhaps a having a self-pity. Or could it be a sign of depression already?

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Old 06-28-2018, 02:19 AM
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Well, I think it could be both or just a combination of everything.

My advice would be to try changing one thing at the time and see if it works, if the emotional state is changing or not. Because with depression, I think, whatever you change in your life, the emotional state doesn't change.

Or go to the therapist. That is always a good idea, not only for people who are sick
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:28 PM
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Burn out could also be part of it. Does he ever get a day off or take a vacation?

Getting seen by a therapist is a good idea too like BartNor suggested.

Best wishes.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:46 PM
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@danasurvey, @BartNor thank you so much for taking time to read my post and for your positive suggestion. I actually tried reading some information about signs of depression and yes, I agree that it would be a good idea to advise him to see a therapist. I just don't know how to begin the conversation. You know, he is a man and I'm worried that I might hurt his ego. But I will definitely bring this up to him. Just waiting for the perfect time. Thank you again.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:21 PM
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You're welcome mercyqueen and best of luck to you and your brother.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:58 AM
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Hi @BartNor, @danasurvey, I have talked to my sis-in-law, which I think is easier since we are both women, and he is in a better position to talk to my bro about going on therapy. And he agreed, and they will both attend a couples counseling to support him.

Thanks again, you're highly appreciated.
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