Hrmm.. A thread for me to have a whinge on, right up my alley.
It's hard for me because I'm socially awkward, I grew up in an odd environment which makes it hard for me to know how to act 'normally' in social situations and I end up being too shy or too overbearing. I was married at 18 to get away from home, divorced my controlling husband at 21 and became pregnant to a man who is emotionally abusive by 22. These things make me feel like a used rag even now that I'm married to a gentle man.
My inlaws treat me as if I have an iq of a goldfish. We ask for support as I'm going through a difficult pregnancy, and get none. My eldest DD has Aspergers and is currently going through puberty. DH also shows signs of Aspergers and having to take on the roll of being the 'adult' in our relationship is tiring. I'm intellectually bored and wanting to do more with my life, but find myself stuck in the housewife role I was primed for from an early age. Our finances are rubbish.
Like a lot of us here, I'm lonely.