Jessica - posted on 02/09/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a single (never married) mom of a hyper, defiant, argumentative 5-year-old. Between work, bills, being single, dealing with my kid, and watching all my friends being happily married and financially secure (yes, all of them; they're somehow also thin and beautiful without ever having to work for it) I am about to lose it. I've been depressed, angry, temperamental. I feel I'm depriving my son of a family and a real life. I never have extra money or time do do anything special, my family will only watch him once a month, I can't afford a sitter, I can't afford classes or therapists or anything, and every time I try to talk to someone about it they either tell me it'll get better or get mad at me and make me feel worse because apparently I should just be happy to be alive and everything else should be trivial. I am seriously close to the end of my rapidly fraying rope. Any advice would be much appreciated.