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I feel like I give and I give and I give and that Ia m getting to the point hat I am gone. That there is just no more of me to hand over. I mean to my husband, family, work, friends, obligations... I feel I am physically, mentally and emotionally spent. Like here is nothing left of me and I don't know what is left. When is it time for someone to give back to me? Of course when they try, I am so used to being the one giving I have a hard time accepting. What is wrong with me today? I am just so ... depressed? I don't know.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Apr. 21, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2013
Do you get enough sleep at night? When I feel like that, I know I need more rest then I think about how much worse other people have it & no matter how sorry you feel for yourself imagine walking in other peoples shoes like people who have very bad illnesses & have young children. Then I say Thank you God for everything you have given me. Sometimes you need to put things into perspective.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Apr. 21, 2013
Answer by older at 12:45 PM on Apr. 21, 2013
Get plenty of rest, eat right, stay hydrated & exercise. That will help the body feel up to whatever task(s) you have to do. Next, prioritize. On days you have to work, delegate chores so you aren't doing an entire 2nd shift once you're home. Finally, make time for yourself. And don't feel guilty for it. A happy mom makes for a happy family. And when all else fails- I recommend a good stiff drink (or 2) lol :p
Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:13 PM on Apr. 21, 2013
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