Serene - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )
I just moved into an apartment with my 2 young children by ourselves. I have moved 45 minutes away from the person that helped me out all of the time with them. I love my children so much and they mean the world to me, but sometimes they stress me out. My 3 year old wants to do everything on his own and when he procasternates and I am in a hurry to go somewhere, I'll do it for him and he throws a tantrum... I get so frusterated and annoyed with the tantrums i almost break down into tears.....
I feel overwhelmed all of the time and to make matters worse I can't find a job here. I have filled out applications for employment and got no results, if I do get an interview i crack up or mess up because I am so nervous. After the interview I think to myself I should of done this or that. Now I feel horrible that I am receiving assistance from the state, I hate it but, I am trying my hardest to find employment that will get me off of assistance and has room for an advancement. I have to do volunteer work for a housing authority and I love it so much that I do more hours then I am required to do. This kind of keeps me away from job hunting, :-( I have quit smoking a couple of months ago and now I am back at doing it. I am kicking my self in the ass for that one, I can't afford it. I feel like my life is going downhill and i am becoming depressed.
I could go on and on but, I was wondering how do you ladies cope with stress? I have friends that has never been in my sitution tells me that its going to get better.... NO I don't think so. What do you do to deal with your kids, jobless and stress? Please i need any advice. :-) Thanks