The issue is since my Husband and I of 23 years had our child we do not hear from our families. They seem jealous maybe and a little self centered now. We have always been the glue to both sides of our families and now are so consummed raising our child that we need their support and don't have it. Is this something you can relate to?
Sorry to hear that. It gets depressing especially knowing that my husband and I of 23 years have been the glue that kept both sides of our familys in tact. Now that we need some support their not around. I wish i let it go but i keep trying. This is why i decided to come on Cafe mom hoping to gain strength talking with others in the same boat.
Find a mommy group in your home town with other moms with similar age kids. You'll find someone to talk with about things and we are always here too. Vent any time. Pre-k starts about 3 years old and I'm sure you'll find someone local as well.
I feel for ya. I have a huge supportive family, unfortunately they live about 1400 miles away. My BF lives with me now and is a huge support. However, I went about 3 years as a single mom, far away from my family. I have thought about moving closer to them, but the child custody laws in my state prevent that (I wouldnt be able to move with my DD unless her dad signs off on it - which he wouldnt). My ex's family is not supportive either, and full of drama. It is hard, but you have your husband and you will survive. You should see about mommy groups in your area, maybe you can find some additional support and maybe some play groups.
thanks for writing. you take care also!
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