depressed working mom, I need advice, please!

Gingerly - posted on 02/20/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Blended Family fights and no time to ourselves let alone a couple

Hi guys,

I need help.

I got married to a man in November 2013. It is now February 2014. Our one year anniversary for being together as a couple was January 19, 2014.

I work days, except Sundays I work evenings usually 6-10.

My husband works 2-10/3-11, that shift. It varies when he gets home depending on how busy the restaurant is.

We have a blended family. I have two, and he has two, and virtually all of them except one is with us 24/7.

The 7 yr old is a bossy butt picking on the 4 yr old. The 4 yr old fights back. The 4 year old is a handful, always. The 18 month old is picking up the bad behavior from the 4 yr old and even the 7 year old. Sometimes they all chime in and start being bad. The 10 year old primarily lives with his grandmother and only visits on the weekend. When he comes over his natural 1/2 sister and him carry on like they never left a beat leaving the 4 yr old out.

So, I have a 17 month old, 4 yr old and my husband has a 7 and 10 yr old.

I have given up so much of my life, and yes I am getting fat because I am depressed and have no time to myself at all. If I wanted to take a walk, I have to wait till my husband comes home, or wake up really early.

Either way, I am exhausted. And now, I am trying to go back to school (online of course), I know I need this to get a better job, but my husband just sees it as putting him more in the hole, sinc eI had so much debt to begin with before we get married.

My relationship is going down the tubes. Before we got married I lived with my mom, and I miss that. no my mother didn't cook, but it seemed like I had help now that I am out of that scene that is how I feel.


I am just at a complete loss because, I am exhausted from drama, kids being bad, and my relationship sucking. It feel like I am in it on my own.

Please help.

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Jacqueline - posted on 02/20/2014

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You need to do what's right for you. Pick yourself up and do what ever you have to in order to get your happy back. I'm in the process of starting my own blog....www.strengthandfaith4women.com
I'm still building it but it is up. I started it for women contemplating or going through divorce but it can also be an outlet for women like you who need advice or just someone to chat with. It's will help knowing that you're not alone.
Strength and Faith!
Jackie

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