Belief is very important to humans. We all believe in something that keeps us going. For some, belief in God is important, for others, belief in themselves. But what happens if your beliefs are wrong?
As my children grew up and spent long days in college, I started to feel more and more alone. Slowly, I lost the energy to do my daily tasks and could no longer enjoy the tasks I used to before.
My daughter suggested that I may be depressed and that I should go to a doctor. She offered to take me many times but did not want to force me and I didn’t say yes.
My husband was always travelling for work, ever since we got married. However, it was only lately that I started doubting that there might be another woman in his life.
My depression made me feel all these thoughts I was having must be true, and that I was no longer an enjoyable partner.
I was convinced to the extent that I had stopped eating regularly and fainted out of weakness one day. Then my children took me to Nagpur where we have our family home and of which I have many happy memories. My husband came to. We went to a good clinic there and they said that I had delusional disorder.
They said it was very common for this to occur if the partner was absent during depression. My husband felt extremely guilty and requested his office to give him a steady position in Nagpur.
Currently I am staying with him in our old family house, and with medication and therapy, am able to deal with the delusional belief I had about him being unfaithful. Things are slowly getting better.