‘L&HH’s’ Rasheeda Frost Reveals Postpartum Depression Destroyed Her Marriage
While that can be upsetting for anyone, the reality star recently revealed she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her son Karter, and believes it contributed to the breakdown of her marriage.
The mother of two penned a blog for People describing her experience with postpartum depression.
“When I was finally released from the hospital, a few days went by and I began to realize that something wasn’t exactly normal with me. I wasn’t that fierce, strong, happy Rasheeda that I used to be.”
She continued, “My mind was cloudy. I was tired. I felt down and lost, and would cry all the time. It came to a point that I would retreat away from my family and avoid my friends.”
When the pain became too much to bear, the rapper finally sought professional help and discovered what the true problem was.
“When I looked in the mirror, I did not resemble myself whatsoever. I felt worthless, and would get horrible headaches and bad anxiety. When I couldn’t take it anymore, I spoke to my doctor and found out I had postpartum depression.”
Before her official diagnosis, the Pressed owner admits her behavior was a roadblock in her marriage to Kirk.
“My husband became collateral damage. He was left confused and feeling alone. He could not figure out what happened to his wife. In 20 years, he had never witnessed me in distress, and I had never been in such turmoil.”
She went on, “All of a sudden, there was a significant reduction in the quality and frequency of couple time. I was in complete social isolation, and withdrew from personal interaction. My husband did not know how to handle what I was going through, and I did not understand what was happening with me enough to tell him what I needed or even know what I needed.”
Rasheeda even gives her husband props for taking care of baby Karter while she was isolating herself.
“My mom and Kirk immediately stepped in, and not only did they take care of baby Karter, they allowed me to get the rest I needed through the night. I was able to create the routine I needed to balance life so I could do everything I desired, to feel like the Rasheeda I recognized.”
Do you believe she’s making excuses for Kirk’s behavior? Will she leave him for cheating? Sound off below.
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