Dawn - posted on 06/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi, I am a stay at home mother of 3 kids. 9, 7 and 3. I was once a bank manager and about a year ago my husband took on a new career that required more hours and Frequent travel. His new salary covered my manager salary and something had to give so daycare wasn't raising our kids. So I quit. I like to say I retired! At 35. I know what you are all thinking. Wow! Lucky girl. Everyone envies my situation. But why don't I feel so lucky. Its been over a year and I'm feeling so depressed. I cannot cope with my husband going away anymore. I flip out on him everytime. Which is an overnight trip weekly or bi-weekly. He says he is so tired of us fighting. We barely fought until he took on this job and I had no job. I volunteer. I meet with friends. I have close family. But yet I still feel very lonely. Everyone says to get out and go for a walk. But then I don't see my husband that I really truly love and love being with. I'm dreading summer with the 2 kids home full time. Even their giggles and laughter lately seem to irritate me. Please give me some insight! Should I see a therapist to help me cope with his travel? With anything? I'm at a loss.