Earlier this morning, an article over at People was brought to my attention via Twitter.
Gwyneth Paltrow has once again opened up about her experience with Postpartum Depression after the birth of her son, Moses. She described her experience as very zombie like, telling Good Housekeeping in her interview,
“I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect.”
What grabbed my attention in this particular piece was that she included insight into the fact that it was her husband, Chris Martin, ColdPlay front man, who insisted things were not quite right. His insistence helped to “burst the bubble” of denial in which Gwyneth found herself and allowed her to seek the help she needed.
I appreciate this tidbit of information. It speaks volumes to how important the involvement of a spouse is for the successful treatment and recovery of a Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder.
Support starts at home. It’s our Ground Zero. We need our partners to hold us up and back us up as we fight to recover ourselves.
Thank you, Chris Martin, for your attentiveness as a spouse and partner. I can only hope more men follow your lead.