18 year old with a 7 month old. Struggling,

Kelly - posted on 09/18/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey. I am struggling so much, I feel like I don't love my baby. I was raped, and was impregnated from the rape. I met a man while I was pregnant who made me happy, but became abusive once the baby was born. I feel so distant from my son, he's such an angel and I love him. But i get so easily frustrated and sometimes downright mean. It's like I totally forget he's a helpless sweet gift from God....and I just lose myself. I want to be a better mom. It's tearing me apart. I know I love him, but I feel like I don't show it. I can't wrap my head around someone needing me. Prayers and advice please!


Sarah - posted on 09/18/2014




You may want to seek out some counseling. My guess is some of the struggles you are having are just trying to deal with the rape (maybe even some of the abuse from the other guy). You may have put up a wall emotionally to protect yourself, but then this wall prevents you from being close with your son. Your wall was a survival skill, but also has become a hindrance. Meeting with a counseling and working through those issues will help you deal with the rape and abuse and allow you to break down that wall. Sending you lots of prayers.

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