Stephanie - posted on 09/09/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am completely fed up with my life! Whenever i think about it i just go to my car and cry. For starters, I have 6 children ages 7(twins) to 13. I 've been married for 11 yrs now and 9 out of these 11 yrs I've been the sole financial provider for my family! Bc of this, I've become resentful not only to my husband but my to my children. Since 2001, we have moved 6 times! Twice and currently with my mother in law. Trust me not good at all! My husband who is finally working complains about making dinner even though he gets home before anybody else. He quit one job bc they "worked him too hard" and took another that pays less and not as frequent and sometimes not on time! He refuses to do laundry or clean up, but he always say, "we got to clean up in here" and that means me! I recently left my job and went to another which pays abit more, but in a yr a lot more! My children, I know aren't to blame, but I'm constantly dealing with the fighting, name calling, tattling, and basically not listening unless I'm threatening to spank them or take away their electronic games! My husband makes comments like, " don't be mad just bc you can't handle being a mother" or he thinks I'm being over the top. Our finances suck, which is another problem in our relationship as well as our entire living arrangements! I find myself lashing out at everybody and saying things that shouldn't be said especially to the kids. What can I do to make this situation better?