Dear Judge Mental Jones,
I’m newly married and me and my husband have never discussed mental health histories, including my depression. Do I need to disclose my mental health to a partner before conceiving?
Dear I Haven’t Been Honest With My Spouse,
I know you think this is a mental health question, which it is, However!!!!!!! I have no clue how long you two lovebirds were dating before marriage or if you’ve been married long at all. All I have to say is that you don’t have to disclose mental health issues early on in dating, but all health issues should be discussed before marriage. It’s called having a healthy communicative relationship. If you disclose your issues and it scares the person off, then fuck them!!! But if it doesn’t, then you know that person may be a keeper.
By not disclosing your mental health issues, it now sows the seeds of distrust and other things you may be holding back. So you should have told your spouse a long time ago.
The question now begs, after not telling him, what’s the point of telling him now? That’s up to you. If you’re afraid that you’ll be susceptible to postpartum depression and want your spouse to be prepared on how to engage with you, then maybe it’s for the best, and you do.
I’m not you, and you’re probably scared to say anything, so I feel for you, but if it were me, I’d tell my spouse everything as your relationship will be better for it. Good Luck!
xo Judge Mental Jones
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