I'm Terrified That He'll Inherit My Brokenness: Living Through Postpartum Depression As A Dad

When you become a parent for the first time in our culture you are almost invariably told the following things, often by the same people, often in the same spiel:

1) Parenthood is the most wonderful, life-affirming, purposeful experience anyone can have. It will enhance your life in ways you can never imagine, make you complete and fill you with a real, substantive joy nothing else can match, not professional achievement, not wealth, not anything. No matter what you do, being a parent is your most important job, and the one with the highest stakes.