2:40 We take a call from Dianne. She mentions that her husband’s depression medication no longer seems to be working. He says things like “I’m just waiting to die.” She is wondering how she can respond to something like that, and how to deal with it.
4:20 Dr. Marty talks in detail about this with Dianne, where medication fits in, and how medication needs to be periodically reevaluated. We then get into many questions on how to understand the emotional aspects of what is going on, how to realistically assess matters, and how to deal with the overall situation.
7:14 Dr. Marty makes *many* concrete suggestions for actions Dianne and her husband can take to better deal with the situation, and to help improve things.
19:02 Dr. Marty asks Dianne how her husband gets along with their pet dog. Finding out that they get along well, Dr. Marty makes a suggestion that more mindful time with the dog could be helpful.
22:55 We hear a suggestion on how Dianne’s husband can practice mixing in more positive self talk, directly into his life.
25:28 Dr. Marty talks with Dianne about the importance of taking her own “emotional pulse” before she engages with her husband.
28:26 Dr. Marty introduces the topic of the next show: borderline personalities, and how to live with a borderline personality.