Does anybody else feel like they lost their selves in parenthood? I am a single mom of an 8 year old girl who is arguably the most well behaved child I've ever met. Her father hasn't been around since before she could walk and all of my friends and family are now 300 miles away. I've been doing this completely alone for almost a decade now, but I've realized that I have no idea who I am anymore. I love my daughter dearly, but I don't like being a parent and I feel terrible for saying that, but it's true. I stay fit and I try to stay fashionable, as I am still young and it's one of the few things I enjoy, but I don't even know myself anymore. This hit me when I realized that I can't figure out what I like to eat, what I want to wear, where I want to go. I used to have a strong sense of humor and was very eloquent. However, lately I can barely process a sentence in a meeting without doubting myself and stumbling on my words. I still keep it together at home and at work, but it is like I am a robot. Does anybody else feel like this? Has anybody else lost themselves completely in trying to be a parent?

Antoinette - posted on 09/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )




Has anybody else lost themselves and their personality in being a parent?

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