I have been so stressed lately. My DH and I both work full time. His commute is 1 hour each way. My commute is 10 minutes each way. We both have stressful jobs, but I can usually leave my job after my 8 hours are put in. While he used to be able to do this, his company has laid so many employees off and are now forcing the rest to pick up the slack. Since he is a department manager, that means him. We also have two kids, one with special needs.
DH leaves at 7am and does not get home until 7:30-8pm. I leave at 7:30am and get home around 4:45pm. Then I have homework to do with the kids, cook dinner, get the kids fed, clean up dinner, start the bedtime routine (baths, etc). Then Dh comes home to tuck them into bed.
I have been feeling so much stress lately because my special needs child has been acting out, we've been short staffed at work, I get calls/complaints from my son's school about his behavior. He behaves poorly for me. I want to work with him, but can't because I have no help at home.
I've been keeping my mouth shut because I know my DH has been having a lot of stress too, but when the stress began to show due to my being irritable, he insisted I could talk to him about it. I told him I would, but I didn't want to add to his stress. He insisted. So I did
I don't know why I bothered. He just acted all annoyed even though I told him I know he's doing the best he can and I know he's obligated to work (even though he doesn't get overtime, as he is salaried). I just needed to cry a bit. He just got pissy and walked away in a huff because he's doing the best he can. Why did he insist I tell him if he was just going to get pissy anyway?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by JakesCupcake at 7:03 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by raisingmen at 7:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by pookipoo at 7:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by wheresthewayout at 7:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by bjane01 at 7:53 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by Raine2001 at 8:05 PM on Nov. 20, 2010