Hi to you all-
I am a single mother(have a MSW-currently unemployed) of two girls, ages 10 and 12. Its really lonely for me lately being a single mom. My ex seems to be doing great, has a new wife, both have great jobs, a nice home, all the material things and are always doing things(not with the kids much- we have part custody). Anyway, I am feeling so lonely and depressed. I am currently out of work, am a social worker and am looking for a job but just am in a rut. I feel like I have no one, its so overwelming I had to hire a teenager to help out with things and even grocery shop for me. I feel like I cant even function without help, dont know why but I wish I could be independent and just do all the things other people have no problem doing. I get afraid, feel sad and like I just cant do all this. I constantly compare myself to others- ex as one and feel like a loser. What is wrong with me? My girls are great, want to be with me when at dads a lot and I just feel like I have nothing to offer them as their dad seems to have it all. They look to me to be the real mom, do it all- I do as their dad and step mom ignore them and let them do whatever they want but its a lot of pressure and I feel so lonely/needy, not up to it and tired. Maybe some of you can relate??? its embarassing feeling this way but I do, I hope I am not the only one. Any advice??? I keep pushing myself to do it, do most of the time but I am not the same old confident person I used to be and to rely on others is so strange for me.