Juggling with a stay at home dad and guilt and anger

Tamara - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I work full time, my husband stays at home with my daughter (he delivers the newspaper at night but money is minimal). I feel guilt and frustration on a daily basis. Making ends meet is difficult but hubby is refusing to put any effort into finding full time job. I'm angry at him all the time. I feel guilty for being angry but frustrated cause all the financial burden is on my shoulders as well as all the regular mommy guilt that gets stacked on our shoulders. I feel guilty when I finally vent to someone about my frustration cause then I end up making hubby seem like a bad guy.. he's not just immature in many ways. Angry with myself for not pushing him harder to help with the bills, guilty cause i'm not pushing hard enough. Guilty for spending my own hard earned money on the occasional thing I don't NEED. sigh... any advise.

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Dona - posted on 02/26/2009

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I think you're a super mom !!! I was in your position, when I had to work and my hubby stayed at home take care of our children. It was hard... to payed the bills and this obligation was only in my shoulder. But, me & my hubby didn't lose communication. we talked about this problem and solved it together. I think, communication is the key.

Brydget - posted on 02/25/2009

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No advise really, but I think it is good that you are using this medium to vent. I wish me saying you shouldn't feel guilty would be enough to make you not feel guilty but as we all know it just doesn't work like that. I hope others have better advice for you, just wanted to send you happy thoughts and hope things improve for you.

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