I have been feeling so stressed out lately. I also feel like I'm not being a good enough mom to my one year old. Lately every little thing has been irritating me and I find myself yelling at my son. I feel terrible afterwards and feel as if he hates me. I feel anxious all the time, I can't relax. I lash out at my partner when all he is doing is trying to help, it's destroying our relationship. I can't stop thinking, it feels as if I can't turn my mind off. Like I should always be doing something, and if I'm not doing anything I feel guilty. I was just wondering if any other moms feel this way, and what you do to overcome it and be happy. I need help!Answer Question
Answer by ohwrite at 11:27 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
My mind used to race like that- in fact your post sounds almost word-for-word like what I told my doctor. He put me on a low-dose anti-anxiety/anti-depression medicine, & it helped SO MUCH. I'm my normal self again! No more yelling when there's nothing wrong, no more snapping, no more sleepless nights because my mind won't stop. I would say see your doctor- it made all the difference for me! Also, have you ever tried yoga? I do about 15 minutes in the morning now, & it helps set a calm tone for the day. Hugs, hope you find something that works!
Answer by KA91 at 11:29 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
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Answer by Mme.Langley at 12:11 PM on Dec. 17, 2010
BTW, it just occured to me- do you keep a diary? That helps me a lot. It's not really a diary so much as a "bitchy book", really. I write in it whenever I feel unreasonably angry or sad, just to get it out. DF knows that I write things there so I don't say them out loud, to work through them, & most of it is not very rational. He's never tried to read it, & we have an agreement that if anything ever happens to me, he is to burn it without so much as cracking the cover. & these ladies are right- time to yourself can only help you, even if it's nothing more that laying in your bed, with a soft blanket & popcorn, & watching a good movie.
Answer by KA91 at 3:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2010