My husband works out of town sometimes and i get the blues no matter how busy i try to keep my self and with 7 kids i stay pretty busy i still get the blues any suggestions

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Lori - posted on 11/18/2008

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My husband is gone for 21 days & then home for 21 days. I spend my spare time journaling when he is gone. Writing down everything helps me find new answers in helping me through the days when I am feeling blue. Music & a glass a wine usually helps too.

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Jenny - posted on 11/18/2008

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Do you have an instant messaging service on your computer? My husband just works a lot of hours, not even away from home (you all are amazing that can swing that), but we found that IMing through the day even once helped us still feel connected. If you left it open for the kids, they could IM dad too.

Jeannine - posted on 11/18/2008

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My husband travels frequently overseas and I usually enjoy writing to him via email. Sometimes it's a long email with lots of info about what's going on with our days. He can read it when he has time and hear what's going on. Sometimes it's a short email with some teasing words or "lovey dovey" and mushy stuff... It helps me to be happy about him and think about all the things I love about him. It's not easy, for sure. I only have 3 kids and it's tough. I can't imagine having to take care of 7 all alone. May God give you strength for each new day!

Melanie - posted on 11/18/2008

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My husband has traveled a lot during parts of our marriage and one thing that helped me was to have a friend I could talk to. Also, making sure to take time for yourself is really important. It doesn't have to be much, just 10 or 15 minutes by yourself makes such a big difference.

Jill - posted on 11/18/2008

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My husband is a soldier, so he is sometimes gone 15 months at a time. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed, and I only have two children! Everyone has their own family traditions, but when things get a little too much for all of us, baking helps. We may bake chocolate chip cookies or we may make something that we've never tried before. This takes all of our minds of our stresses and gives each of us a job while working together. Good luck!

Erica - posted on 11/18/2008

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Hello Rene, my husband is a pilot and works 7 days away from home every other week. So I know how you feel, I take it one day at a time and think of all the things we can do when he gets home. I really do not know of any way to keep the blues completely away, but talking on the phone a lot helps too. I have 4 kids ages 7, 3, 2, and 1 and it is really easy to keep busy, but there are those moments when daddy is needed. During those moments, if you can, give your husband a call and let the kids talk to daddy. Do the same when you are starting to feel blue, the more you can call him the better you will feel because it will feel more like he is closer and the time he is away will go by faster. I hope you can start feeling better, it is always hard but over time it gets better.

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