Feeling Alone

Carlie - posted on 06/14/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Does anyone else feel like they are all alone? My husband feels that since I am staying home with our child, that I do everything with her and that he should not have to change her diaper, giver her a bath, or put her to bed. I feel he spends more time with is friends then he does with us. Should I give him a break since he works all day?

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Ana - posted on 06/14/2013

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Forgot to add, being a parent should always be 50/50. So do not feel bad if he does not get a break when he gets a break when he gets home from work, after all, isn't that what parenting is all about? :)

Ana - posted on 06/14/2013

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I think that being a stay at home mom is underrated. It is be far the hardest job in whole wide world. I think that if you feeling alone you should definitely start by discussing these feelings with your husband. Let him know that you are feelinf this way and that you respect what he provides for your family but that you too, need a break and some support from him. He gets a break by leaving the house, even if it to go to work and you should be able todo the same. Maybe you can get some time to go for a walk in the evening...some girl time with friends or maybe even time with him and the family but with him taking charge of the kids.

Eve - posted on 06/14/2013

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Being a mom is THE hardest job and it's 24/7 -- how about he give YOU a break?!? He helped you create this baby, he can help you take care of it. I've been lucky enough to be married to an amazing husband and father. He always says that changing diapers when our kids were babies, and dropping off/picking up our kids from school was always the highlight of his day because that little bit of time was their bonding moment out of his crazy busy workdays. But he is only human, and whenever I feel like he's taking me for granted, I go on a "strike" until he realizes that I've been too tired taking care of the kids to do anything else around the house. That usually gets him to cook dinner, wash dishes, clean the bathroom, and at least pick up after his own mess. I wouldn't forbid him to see his friends but he needs to realize that it goes both ways -- it's only fair that you get a break, too.

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