Anyone other stay at home moms feel lonely or depressed?

User - posted on 11/03/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I've been a stay at home mom for almost a year now, I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 week old. My husband is hardly ever home. He works long hours and volunteers at a firehouse. And when he is home he usually has friends over because he feels like he never sees his friends. I guess I just feel lonely. The only people I talk to during the day are 2 1/2 and 3 weeks old. I lost touch with most of my friends when I had my first child and two years later don't have any. My husband doesn't understand. I love being home with my kids, but at the same time it's depressing. I'm always begging for opportunities to get out of the house. Does/has anyone else feel/felt this way?

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Brittney - posted on 11/08/2012

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You are not alone. It can be very lonely and depressing being a stay at home mom. I had my son at 16 and had to start homeschooling because of it which basically isolated me from all people my own age. Then I got diagnosed with Crohn's Disease which makes working difficult at times. So I really dont get out much. Luckily when my fiance comes to visit he takes my son out and lets me have time to myself and takes me on dates so I dont feel so bored and alone. I know its not easy finding a babysitter(at least for me it isnt) but I highly recommend trying. And find someone you can relate to and hang out with them every so often. I usually hang out with my godsister. I dont get to go out with her much and she doesnt have any kids of her own yet but shes on the same wave length as me and its always a great experience when we get to hang out.

Kathy - posted on 11/08/2012

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YES! It gets very lonely. I never planned on staying at home :/ but have been for almost a year. It gets lonely but also very quiet...no one to talk to. Is hard to keep in touch with friends that don't have kids, because you don't have anything in common anymore. And they don't get why u cant go out n have some drinks *sigh* I try to keep my self busy with diff projects...anything u can think of. So when u get that lil bit of alone time when the lil ones are napping, u can distract ur self with that, it can also take u out of the house.

Whitney - posted on 11/06/2012

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I totally understand how you feel, my boyfriend is at work a lot and I am alone a lot, my friends all have people who are 24/7 babysitters. Not only that but my boyfriend constantly tells me how everything he works for goes to me and my daughter and he gets nothing , every morning I wake up to when are you going to find a job to help me with finances. The best thing to try is a part time job maybe you can make new friends there

User - posted on 11/05/2012

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Yes im actually going trough depression and anxiety , i love staying at home enjoying my son but i get so depressed=/

Noell - posted on 11/05/2012

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i see my husband all the time and i still feel lonely your husband can be the best man ever and he still can't take the place of having a female friend. I have been a stay at home for about three months and my husband doesn't spend much quality time with me we are either talking about football or watching football or he is checking his fantasy football teams score i hardly ever get asked how my day went or get to blow of some steam about what im feeling today.....i used to be able to do that with my girlfriends but like you i kinda lost touch when my 3 year old was born. Thank God though i have an ok mother in law she listens to me and tries to be as helpful as she can other wise i think i would lose my mind FOR REAL.......i would try finding another mom or two to hang out with that would understand your mommy feelings or maybe even like a chat room where you get some actual adult conversation.....with my first i had really bad PPD and all i needed was someone to talk to about it that wouldn't judge me or my family for the things that were going on i joined a small group at church so maybe that would help too getting involved with a church group.....or if you ever need someone i am a good listener.

Meagan - posted on 11/04/2012

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All the time. My husband is a car salesman and works upward of 50 hours a week. At times I feel like a single mom, and I only have one. I joined a moms group online that we do playdates and that has really seemed to help. I hope you get some relief

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