im sorry for posting this on a wedding website but not sure where to go with it.
my friend was diagnosed with what she said was 'severe post natal depression' her child is 18 months old and this was in January .
i haven't seen her since she told me (which was back in jan)
she is refusing to open the door, she has changed her mobile number, deleted her facebook account. wont answer her landline.
i have knocked on at her address almost weekly with no reply.
her husband is a complete drip and probably in denial as he always says she is fine.
this is not normal behaviour for her and was starting to fell paranoid myself thinking have i upset her and she is ignoring me. (after husband said she was fine ?)
today i bumped into at the shops, i said hi, and tried to engage her in conversation and she ran cross the car park
i feel completely helpless as she has shut all her friends out.
ive sent letters etc you name it ive done it. i can only email her if she hasnt deleted that aswell
i know she must be fighting a lonely battle.
i was a bit upset when i got back from my wedding abroad that id didnt have a card from her. i knew i wasnt going to get one but i thought deep down she might.
she is supposed to be coming to my night do next week but after not speaking or seeing her for 6 months i doubt very much this will happen.
i dont know how to react and deal with this mental illness.
do i keep trying and emailing her every week or just leave it.
i have said she knows where i am and hope to catch up over a brew soon. the invite is always open but u have never had a reply.
i feel quite angry with her and i want to email her and ask why she ignored me today.
it was like bumping into a stranger.
i now feel very sad about the whole situation and helpless with it all. my other friend has also tried and hit a brick wall.
any advise is much appreciated.