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    I have gotten "you're so lucky to be a SAHM" with the rolly eye from someone that worked 1 day a week or fortnight lol don't get me wrong they are working a shift a fortnight in paid employment than me. But c'mon....

    I'm also getting alot of "well at least you already have 2 healthy kids you know, you are very lucky some people don't have any" in response to my recent ectopic. I don't think it's meant in a mean way but Urmmm I know that. The fact I'm mourning this loss and everything that has happened in the last 3 weeks doesn't mean I don't love or appreciate the kids I have

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    I can't ever recall a time when I've said 'you're lucky because....your life is different and therefore easier than mine.'
    My sister, who is childless does get told 'you have no idea' sometimes. Not because I'm trying to be nasty, but because she is clueless as to what raising three children actually entails and some of her ideas are ridiculous because she truly has NFI. But it's fine! I don't tell her that she is lucky because she is off to a different country each and every year. She worked her butt off at uni to get her degree, she has slowly worked her way up and her and her partner have chosen to be childless which allows them the opportunity to do these things.
    I think sometimes it comes from a place of envy, or a place of just not thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    Just read a study that found that working Mother's are happier than sahms, on point of interest
    Ah, the good old studies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I have gotten "you're so lucky to be a SAHM" with the rolly eye from someone that worked 1 day a week or fortnight lol don't get me wrong they are working a shift a fortnight in paid employment than me. But c'mon....

    I'm also getting alot of "well at least you already have 2 healthy kids you know, you are very lucky some people don't have any" in response to my recent ectopic. I don't think it's meant in a mean way but Urmmm I know that. The fact I'm mourning this loss and everything that has happened in the last 3 weeks doesn't mean I don't love or appreciate the kids I have
    How awful

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    Worst thing is, my dad said it, among others. I know he meant it to remind me to have some perspective but geez dad.... think before you speak

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Worst thing is, my dad said it, among others. I know he meant it to remind me to have some perspective but geez dad.... think before you speak
    I think a lot of people just don't know how to react. Try to be 'positive' in these situations where a simple "I'm so sorry to hear that" would suffice and be much less hurtful to the person on the receiving end.

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    I know what you mean.

    Some women are born matyrs...so everyone else is sooo lucky.

    I just let them think me lucky..we all have crap and issues..
    none of us get a perfect run...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    Just read a study that found that working Mother's are happier than sahms, on point of interest
    I thought it was mum's who work part time are generally happier and less stressed than full time sham/working. I see logic in that (I did hear it on the morning show so it could be rubbish but I think I was happier working part time)

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    Mums who stay off internet forums, have to be the happiest..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtyban View Post
    Mums who stay off internet forums, have to be the happiest..
    LOL

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