The Weather

My husband’s struggle with postpartum depression was my struggle, too

Aubrey Hirsch
Sep 10, 2019 · 19 min read
Illustration by Kate Gavino

TThe depression is a flu that will not abet. Most mornings, D drags himself into the living room on all fours. He lies face-down on the interlocking foam floor tiles, his upturned arms at his sides. The baby crawls over him, tugging his hair, drooling on his t-shirts. He doesn’t move.