Linda - posted on 08/28/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have been a stay at home mom for 6 years, and I am currently inquiring about returning back to a certificate program school. I have several years of work experience prior to resigning from employment. I just need to update my skills. Here is the problem, I am considering on renting a 1 bedroom apartment and my husband will be willing to pay, until I am able to get employment. The reason for my separation is because throughout my marriage I have felt as if I have been a single mom. I do give my husband props because he does cook dinner after work. I feel that I have enabled my children to the extreme, but I cannot seem to be able to blindfold myself, like my husband. Therefore, I have asked him if I can move out and see how he and the children do without me around. I am completely exhausted. My 19 year old daughter does go to community college, all because I forced her. She has a part-time job, again, because I have forced her. My 16 year old son seems to be a little more responsible, but still tends to slack on doing homework. I have expressed to my children how important it is to have an education, and also how important it is to learn how to be independent. The children just don't seem to care. Do you have any thoughts for an exhausted and frustrated mom?