Kerry - posted on 02/27/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My husband has been working Fly In Fly Out for the last 18 months in Western Australia. I love that we have lots of time together when he is home but when he is away I feel like I have less emotional support from family and friends than I would if I were a SINGLE MUM!
Obviously money is ok, so i think people just assume you don't need support because your ok financially and your married or whatever but do they forget that it's just me at home most of the time?? I dunno, My husband and i both have sisters who are single mums and it seems that our parents etc always offer to have their children but NOT ONCE has anyone offered to have ours even just for a few hours. I have spoken to various family members about how i feel but nothing changes.
Don't get me wrong I don't expect people to be responsible for looking after my family or anything, I just think they forget that other people might need a bit of support too.