I started therapy I was experiencing periods of deep depression, anger, extreme irritability, and felt unable to cope. Life felt out of control and my relationship with my husband had drastically deteriorated. I had started self-harming, and was doing so several times a week. Though life had been relatively stable for a while, the enormous change of the birth of my first child triggered a return to the mood changes and turbulent relationships I had experienced for most of my teenage and adult life. I entered weekly short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for four months, and for the last two years have been in twice-weekly open ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which I expect to last for at least another two years.