Cari - posted on 10/22/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Anyone else feel they could use a break when husband comes home from business travels? How do you mums manage one? Doesn't matter if I've had a tough week / DS been sick / Ive been sick etc, DH still comes home and milks his jetlag. I travel regularly with DS back to my home town, an 8.5 hr flight, and have to come home and jut get on with it.
DH family don't seem to understand how to be supportive, probably because DH won't speak to them about it, and they are the only family we have nearby.
I've already decided I need to move back near my family in order to get the support I need, but feel bad because if DH and his family would just jump on and help, we wouldn't have to move. I would have preferred to raise my son here where we live now but I can't do it on my own. Even most single parents I know have family around to help when they need it.
Why do I feel like my expectations for getting DH and his family to help are unrealistic?