I've been married for 5 years. I have an 8 year old stepson and a two year old little boy. Lately, I feel as if I only exist for washing, cooking, cleaning, child care and sex. I don't have a life outside of my marriage, kids and my job. I'm afraid I'm going to have a mental breakdown. I have no form of stress relief. Meanwhile, my husband comes and goes as he pleases. He doesn't understand me when I try to explain how much freedom he has compared to me. It always gets turned back on me as if I don't understand how hard he works. Almost as if I'm being selfish for wanting to be able to go to the grocery store alone. Or just be without someone calling after me or crawling in and out of my lap every 2 minutes. Even as I type this, part of me feels like shit for just wanting to escape sometimes. If only for the sake of my sanity. What do I do? O love my kids and my husband, but I feel, for lack of a better term, used up.
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