Laura - posted on 05/28/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom with a 6 month old. I stay at home while my husband works. My husband rarely helps out with the baby and when he's not working, he is usually either watching tv, sleeping, fishing, or out drinking. I can't remember the last time he even changed her diaper. I have no friends or family around to help. When I try to tell him how tired I am, he doesn't want to hear it and responds by telling me how tired he is. When I tell him I need a break, he doesn't understand what I need a break from. I do my best to take care of the baby and cook and clean, but sometimes I neglect the cleaning and cooking because I don't have the energy. He will complain about how the house is a mess and how he hasn't eaten since the day before or whenever, as if it's my fault he hasn't eaten. I know I am lucky to be able to stay home with our baby, but I still need help, understanding, and emotional support. Has anyone else felt this lack of support, or am I the only one?