So recently (the past 6 months or so) my wife has been sporadically depressed. It's not all the time, but she will have bouts of 2 week long, severe depression. She says she never experienced this before we had a kid in 2005. When she's depressed, it's like she withdraws from things around the house, and just sits and mopes. She mistakes my concern for me "hating her" even though I assure her I love her very much. I just want to help her out, but it seems like her depression causes her to reject my support. I hate to say it, but it's also starting to affect me, because I'm comstantly having to tell her I love her, console her, etc. Plus, I'm having to do all the work around the house because she just sits and watches TV, plays with our 1 1/2 year old daughter, and plays online board games. Sometimes I'll travel for a couple of days for work, and when I return the house is in shambles. I mean, like molded sippy cups and trash scattered on the floor. Any advice? I've never suffered from depression, so I don't know how to help her.