how do you cope with the paranoia and emotions?

Claire - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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im so paranoid all the time that something will happen, like an accident, and so emotional, cry at the least thing over her....im a single mum. My daughter is 7 months old.

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Heather - posted on 05/12/2009

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my two girls are 8 &3 and i am still very paranoid,over everything,i'm not sure there is anything you can do to get rid of it i feel its a mothers natural instinct to want to protect their children . i worry about everything possible ,it is hard to cope with and when all your friends are "carefree" mothers that think you're crazy for worrying so much it's nice to know that you're not alone on this one, you love your daughter, you want to take care of her and protect her,there's nothing wrong with that! Take pride that you are such a caring mother,that might make it easier to cope with, but i believe that some of us are just built to be that way,those feelings wont go away.

Andrea - posted on 05/07/2009

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I have to say that I honestly feel the exact same way. I mean, I have my family around me all the time and they are a big help but I sitll fear that something out of my control will happen and I won't be able to protect my 3 month old. But so far personally the thing that keeps me grounded daily and not freakin out too much, especially at night... is my faith. I am constantly praying for his protection and the God will cover him and send angels to protect him even when I am not around and cannot get to him in time. He is ultimate protector. It doesn't make the feeling go totally away but it makes me feel better in that moment and I can enjoy just knowing my son is in good hands.

Melissa - posted on 05/07/2009

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I can totally understand your feelings. I am 30 yrs old and my son is just about 2. My husband was killed in a car accident 2 weeks before our sons first b-day so I am always paranoid that something bad is going to happen. All I can tell you is talk to people about, friends, family or a doctor. That's what I do and it does help. I still worry a lot but at least now I am able to enjoy my time with my son a little more rather than worry so much.

Sarah - posted on 05/07/2009

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I don't really have any great ideas for coping with it, but did want to let you know that you are not the only one who does this. Right now, in my divorce papers it says that if I die or am incapacitated my DS will go to my ex. It terrifies me!! My ex is not a man who can be trusted with a child. It makes me think twice everytime I get into the car to go somewhere. I'm not so much a crier anymore, but I do constantly worry. Hang in there. This has to get better at some point, Right?

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