I'm really resentful of my daughter lately. My husband works long hours. I'm a stay at home mom. My daughter is almost 15 months and, I've not been away from her for more than a couple of hours at a time since birth. I feel trapped... suffocated almost. I feel like I can't get out. I love her, and I want her... but sometimes I feel like just giving up. Just leaving for awhile. I would never do it, but the pull is tempting.
I knew that being a mom wouldn't be easy but, I never expected this. I'd go to work except, we'd be paying more in childcare than I'd make. We don't have any family around because my husband is military -- we're really far away from them. What do I do? I feel so alone. I'm afraid to say anything because I'm afraid someone will think I'm a bad mom... that I don't love her... and take her away. I don't want that, I don't know what to do.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 AM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by kustomkrochet at 7:30 AM on Aug. 27, 2009
you are just needing a break. If I were you I would look into some mommy and me groups, and join them. Make some friends with other wives stationed where you are. I totally understand you needing a break. its hard when you DH is working a lot. tell DH that at least once a week, or every other week or even once a month he needs to watch your daughter so that you can have a break and some "me" time. Trust me you will come back a much better wife and mother if you take some time for yourself. Sometimes just getting a book going to a coffee shop and reading it for a while or a long soak in the tub or even getting a pedicure does wonders for you
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