How do you stop feeling resentful toward your spouse when you are home with the kids and feel unappreciated?

An Ideal Mom - posted on 10/14/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Marriage is hard enough but add kids to the mix and it becomes even more of a challenge. Being a stay at home mom has changed over the years and now you are lucky to have one day when you are actually able to stay home. We run ourselves down with constant activities, errands, volunteering, etc. but we have no boss, no employees, no paycheck to make us feel valued. And yes, seeing our children grow and flourish is a reward on its own but sometimes it would be nice to hear some thanks or praise for what we do. How do you stop yourself from feeling resentful toward your spouse because you feel unappreciated? How do you let your partner know how you are feeling without sounding like you blame him?

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An Ideal Mom - posted on 10/16/2013

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Thanks Sonih! I totally agree with the ego factor. I think it is hard for certain men to express their feelings of appreciation. I also think men probably feel resentful themselves because they are working hard to provide for their family and then they come home to a wife who instead of looking beautiful and being ready to serve him dinner and drinks, is exhausted and frustrated and just wants to go to bed!

Sonih - posted on 10/15/2013

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just be patient, of course men used to know and appreciate but due to ego factor they might not want to say it. but as time goes on they might tend to appreciate once in while.

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