Episode 4: Ricky Reed on Being Married to a Depressed Person / Me

Ricky Reed is a Grammy nominated producer, songwriter, and artist. He is also my husband, who walked with me through a full year of my severe depression with incredible patience and compassion.

We split a large cold brew and small glass of mezcal and laughed about the worst year of our lives.

  • Mary beth
    Posted at 18:48h, 08 September Reply

    Laura. This is amaze balls. Been through just about everything you and your husband talked about. Life does seem to get better as it goes. It’s been a long 12 years for us. But we see the good. Ps going off meds is hell. I was s3 months pregnant before I found out I went off Paxil cold turkey. Ah it was awful.

  • cassandra
    Posted at 19:34h, 08 September Reply

    That was the most enlightening honest conversation between a couple going through the most sensitive and challenging time (that becoming a new parent amidst a terrible bout of depression). Thank you so much for the whole thing. I don’t suffer from depression but I am a new mom and with no family support other than my incredibly patient husband and I loved hearing Ricky’s comments he’s one beautiful soul. Your humility is so outstanding in everything you do and the way you speak that it honestly moved me to tears. Like I said no depressica for me but let’s be honest mental illness is a thing….a very large thing and everyone is somehow affected my it so hearing your perspective means a lot. I hope more tune in. Thanks for making this last hour cleaning my clients house both emotional and moving.

  • lucy
    Posted at 15:38h, 09 September Reply

    I follow your social medias and have your cookbook, the recipes are amazing! I’ve just started learning about my own mental health and its really great to hear this and feel less bad more hopeful 🙂

  • Sonja
    Posted at 10:55h, 10 September Reply

    Dear Laura,thank you soooo much for this honest conversation!

  • Sara
    Posted at 11:48h, 10 September Reply

    Wow. I went through a similar year in term of depression (without the pregnancy) and I’m so happy you came out to share and openly talk about dealing with it. I had my partner put up with me but I never told my parents, for one I didn’t want them to be worried and also because I felt ashamed about being depressed “without a reason” AS IF you needed a reason… but yeah, could relate to much that has been said. Thanks for being so brave to talk about it for us strangers. You are my hero. Keep up the good work! Love your Raw Vegan not Gross videos and love your Talking in circles too. Big hug from Spain.

  • MikeD
    Posted at 05:10h, 11 September Reply

    Great session- thanks for opening up together. Very heart felt and special. R2- very well spoken_. Love you guys

  • erika
    Posted at 17:32h, 11 September Reply

    Loved this conversation and the way you and your husband laugh so much together! Thank you for your vulnerability.

  • Cheryl Artist
    Posted at 17:07h, 13 September Reply

    Hi Laura,

    When I first read the description of the show my first thought was, this is such a White Privilege problem. Because this is a woman who is supported by a very successful husband and has a beautiful baby and doesn’t have to work, Why in the world is she depressed?! She has the luxury to “heal”. People would kill to have that in their lives because there are people going through depression alone and still have to work just to survive. I’m glad I listened. I appreciate your and your husbands honestly brutal honestly.. It’s wonderful you’re using your platform to voice this although it’s still a little WP! ; ) Keep shining lady!

  • Q
    Posted at 19:41h, 15 September Reply

    I heard this and I could not stop the happy/sad/wonderful tears. You two are wonderful :’) stay blessed and thank you for talking about this. Really needed to hear this.

  • Alex
    Posted at 20:42h, 26 September Reply

    You two have the most phenomenal sense of humor. Despite how cheesy this sounds, laughter truly is the best form of medicine (other than anti-depression meds, uhdur.)

    Posted at 08:03h, 02 October Reply

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  • A Rose
    Posted at 16:44h, 20 October Reply

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks so much for your candidness. I was crying at the end of this episode because I realized like Elizabeth might have with the snail in the previous episode that every encounter matters and how lucky are we to make connections with other creatures that enhance our lives. Your ability to be honest with your husband is a real strength and his ability to be strong for you is his strength. A thousand blessings.

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 18:06h, 14 December Reply

    Laura….THANK YOU!!! Feels like your podcast and in particular this episode with Ricky was speaking directly to me/us. Having survived a similar trajectory over the past year (no baby but life shattering deppresica galore) I cannot tell you how therapeutic it was to be able to relate and laugh with you guys. I waited and suffered for way too long before taking antidepressants due to the shame factor and feeling like a complete failure. Tried EVERYTHING natural under the sun before finally taking the leap into antidepressants which have changed my life completely. I now make a point of talking about it with whoever will listen to try and breakdown the shame….and recommend your podcast to all my ladies who suffer with severe anxiety/depression.

    Your Fan-Elizabeth

    PS: Shared Talking in Circles with my therapist who is now sharing it with her other clients!!

  • Sean
    Posted at 19:31h, 28 May Reply

    I don’t do podcasts really but listened to this episode at a friends suggestion. The humor, honesty and love you share is encouraging. Thanks for making it available. Be well.

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