Hi everyone, I'm just looking for advice. I've been a stay at home mom since I was 20. I'm 27 now. I have 2 kids...6 and 2. My 2 yr old is very very high spirited, which makes it very hard to make friends or take him to playgroups.
I spend most of my days feeling lonely, confined, and sad. I love my kids with all my heart, but it's so hard sometimes not having a support system and a toddler that doesn't like the car seat or stroller so we can't go anywhere. I did work for a few months when my daughter (who's 6) was 3, but then went back to being a SAHM once my son came.
I guess it also doesn't help that my husband doesn't really seem to notice anything I do and contribute to the household (when I clean, cook, etc) and we seem even more disconnected now. It's hard when he comes home I just want to get out for a little bit, and when he's home he wants to relax after work (which I understand).
I sometimes find myself jealous hearing about hubby's days at work, meetings, friends, being apart of a team and his success. I don't have much on my resume so when I eventually do return to work when my 2 yr old son is in school, I'm not sure what kind of job I'll be able to find. I try to be supportive of him regardless of what I'm going through because I know these are things I just have to figure out and work through.
Anyways...does any one else feel this way being a SAHM? How do you get through the loneliness and all? I just want to cry most days and then I feel sooo guilty because I should feel blessed and grateful. Thanks for listening to me vent.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Aug. 28, 2013 in General Parenting
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