Kris - posted on 12/07/2012 ( 23 moms have responded )
Am I alone in this? I have a cosmetology degree, and I'm good at it. But I can't get a salon job because all the hourly paying salons are owned by the same corp, and they give me the run around. Another salon said I'm not fast enough, and I can't afford to rent a booth.
Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but sometimes I wish I could move to a deserted island with electricity and internet, and just sit on the beach and relax. I'm under constant stress, so much that I have bad stomach pains, I'm always sick to my stomach, and I'm smoking twice as much as I used to. I have to listen to fighting, arguing and bickering all day. Not only between my kids, but between me and my kids, me and my husband, me and my MiL, my husband and the kids, and my husband and his family. Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy, and there's nothing I can do about it. I've been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses, and the mood swings can get stressful, even though I take medication for them.
Does anyone else ever feel this way, or am I just actually going bonkers? And if anyone does, how often, and how do you deal with it? Communication isn't my strong suit, so when I try to talk about things, it tends to come out wrong, and problems arise.