The biggest complaint I've heard from my SAHM friends is that they feel they've given up themselves to take on that role. They are someone's wife, mom, and daughter, but they don't have an identify separate and apart from their relationship to someone else.
Perhaps you're feeling the same way? If so, you should identify something just for you. A part-time job is a great idea-- it's your own thing. Volunteering is also a great idea. Starting a hobby, or going to school are also great ideas. You need to spend time identifying what makes you YOU!
If that's not it-- are you wondering if this is it? Is this as good as it gets? I've had moments like that where I think I'm supposed to be happy, but I'm not. I've addressed it by looking at why I had such expectations, and identifying the source of that expectation. Then I think about whether it's reasonable. Mostly, I realize I have lots to be grateful for.
at 1:43 PM on Jun. 28, 2009