Adam Busby Opens Up About ‘Sheer Terror’ of Welcoming Quintuplets & Subsequent Postpartum Depression


After months of struggling with postpartum depressionAdam Busby decided to find veteran assistance — and now, he’s breaking the news to some of his family members.

In an disdainful hide look during Tuesday’s part of OutDaughtered, the TLC star — who shares 6-year-old daughter Blayke and 2-year-old quintuplets with wife Danielle — opens adult to his brothers-in-law about his decision to see a therapist.

“Overnight, when we had a babies, it usually kind of threw my mind, threw my physique for a loop,” he says. “Just like, a perfect apprehension of wondering if your freaking kids are going to make it for 3 months while they’re in a NICU, to this large weight of responsibility.”

The father of 6 goes on to acknowledge that a “culture shock” from it all became too most to bear alone, explaining that he’s been saying a alloy to assistance cope with his romantic struggles.

“I’m going to see where it takes me,” he says. “Hopefully things start removing better.”

After Busby reveals his romantic hardship, his brothers-in-law praise him for his probity and joining to removing better, expressing their “major respect.”

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On final week’s part of a TLC show, Busby underwent his first event with his therapist. Asked if there were times when he doesn’t feel fun while parenting, Busby explained that fatherhood is “the one thing” in his life that he believes his basin hasn’t affected.

“I will flow all into them,” he said. “And we feel like we do that so much, to a indicate where we don’t have anything left for anything else.”

His therapist suggested that he competence be focusing on his kids to equivocate what’s going on with himself.

“Maybe we do use my kids to equivocate my problems,” he admits. “I usually know that I’ve got to be clever for them — we usually don’t wish them to consider that there’s something wrong with Daddy.”

Last month, a father of six exclusively non-stop adult to PEOPLE about his preference to pronounce publicly about his conflict with postpartum depression.

“We knew that signing adult to have a family documented for OutDaughtered [meant] that each aspect of a lives was going to be showcased on television. Because of this, we wanted to make certain that we were as genuine as possible,” he said. “This meant not usually display the fun and sparkling times of being a parent, though also the hard times, the stressful times and the messy times.”

“I’d be doing an impassioned harm to a fans if we hid this from a open and wasn’t honest with them,” he added. “I know I’m not alone and we wish others to know they aren’t either. we wish group to feel gentle opening adult about their feelings and expressing a struggles they’re going through. we wish to assistance finish a tarnish surrounding mental health. The misfortune thing that we can do is stay wordless and try repair things on your own.”

OutDaughtered airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.