Going out of my mind at home

Charlene - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 18months, 2 and a half year old and a 7 year old. I am with them 24/7, don't leave the house at all. We have moved to a new town about 4 months ago, I don't know anyone, don't have any friends, NO ADULT Companionship at all. My husband works long hours, I hardly see him. He enjoys his life to the fullest. Going out for drinks with friends/clients, going to rugby matches, etc. I am getting frustrated, depressed and is starting to loose myself. The only conversations I have is with my kids. My husband does not understand what I am going through, if he is home, I always smile and pretend to be happy. I am stuck in the place and it is driving me crazy. What can I do to better my situation?

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Do his friends/clients not have wives? I know as dh's wife, I am expected to appear at events outside of work to socialize and "be seen." A lot of the women I don't care much for, but I've found some pretty interesting companions through that, and besides, it's fun for me to get dressed up and go out with my husband, watching him do his thing and all.



In addition, consider joining a gym with childcare. A lot of the moms at my son's school are part of the same gym, so they drop the younger ones in the nursery, go to a class together, then have smoothies or hit the track for a light walk & chat after.



Also, get online, then get out of the house--Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, you local library, and many independently owned book stores have children's story hour in the mornings. Take your kids and strike up a conversation with another mom. Go to the park, go to indoor play places. All of these places are filled with other moms just like you who are desperate for a little adult conversation.

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Dehra - posted on 09/07/2012

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Find a play group for the kids and you join a gym with a daycare or you can find women group in your area. Honey I completely understand I was in that same situation but I decided to go back to school and get my degree. And that was my way of getting out the house.

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