Now I know I’m not alone

Friday - - Society Living Leisure -

I am a fa­ther of a three-month-old baby girl. I am absolutely over­joyed about hav­ing her in my life but there are times when I pine for my ear­lier life and won­der if it was even right to feel that way.

But when I read your ar­ti­cle on how new fa­thers could go through de­pres­sion, I found con­so­la­tion in the fact that I was not the only one (‘Dad’s de­pres­sion’, June 14).

Like the ar­ti­cle said, it is usu­ally the women who are the main fo­cus when it comes to analysing post­na­tal de­pres­sion, not the men. So in many ways the ar­ti­cle ex­posed the stereo­type and came up with great sug­ges­tions on how they can deal with it and over­come the prob­lem.

Thank you Fri­day for such great ar­ti­cles that give a new per­spec­tive to our ap­proach.


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