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Do you ever feel suffocated?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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I've been so unhappy lately. :(
My husband has an injured shoulder from work (he's seeing a specialist today) and I've been having some pretty bad back pain myself.
When I mention my back hurting he says "I know hun, I'm hurting too" when I say I'm tired (our youngest is going through a no sleep phase) he says "yea, me too."
I work a lot of hours a week and very long days.
When I get home I take care of the kids (and so does he) but after they're in bed, I need some room to breathe.. When the kids are fussy I end up calming them, playing, doing mommy things.
Our youngest has been extremely clingy and if he's not being held he whines and cries so he's stuck to my side all the time.
Dh tries to help me, he really does, and takes him but that doesn't make him stop fussing and after about 5 minutes I feel useless when he's whining and I'm not doing anything about it because I try to breathe for a minute, I end up taking him back. He wants his mommy.
My oldest enjoys being with daddy more than the youngest so she's not glued to me all the time.
When it's not the baby, it's work, cooking, cleaning, working... I don't want to complain, I absolutely love my life but I'm just so unhappy lately, I feel smothered and suffocated.
I can't even say "gosh, my back hurts" cause someone else will say "yea I'm hurting too"... I can't remember the last time I got to relax and read a book without someone glued to me or rocking and calming someone. I feel horrible for feeling this way, I love my family more than anything and I wouldn't trade them for the world but I can't breathe... I need room.. I'm smothered.... :(
I don't know what to do. I don't want to change anything because I'm a mommy, my kids are my life and I'm doing what every mommy does, this is what it's all about, being there for them, loving them and taking care of my family. But I just feel so suffocated... :(
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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Xanbuttsmom
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I feel suffocated when my mom turns on the damn heat
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Uh.. Ok.

Quoting Xanbuttsmom:

I feel suffocated when my mom turns on the damn heat
jbirdsladie27
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I'm sorry you feel that way
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Sounds like you could use a day out. Maybe lunch with friends, get your hair done, anything to just get you out the house for a few hours. Absolutly nothing wrong with that. I feel smothered alot to but for much different reasons.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Me too.
I've never felt this until recently.
I feel like crap for feeling like this...

Quoting jbirdsladie27:

I'm sorry you feel that way
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
I'm sorry you feel smothered too. :(
Maybe I just need to be away for a few hours..

Quoting Anonymous:

Sounds like you could use a day out. Maybe lunch with friends, get your hair done, anything to just get you out the house for a few hours. Absolutly nothing wrong with that. I feel smothered alot to but for much different reasons.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Has anyone else felt like this?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM

 I only feel suffocated when I wear this high necked (rolled not turtle) neck sweater that I love, with the exception of the tight neck.

Kid_Cat_Mom2005
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Yes when my son was younger. It was really hard-since I had no SO or family to take him so I could get a break. IDK what to say, it does get easier when they are older. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Ok

Quoting Kid_Cat_Mom2005:

Yes when my son was younger. It was really hard-since I had no SO or family to take him so I could get a break. IDK what to say, it does get easier when they are older. 

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