Mental illness- either having it yourself, or living with someone who has it
Being a parent
Being a nanny
Being with someone who doesn't "want" you
Being a separated parent
Being a step-parent
Addiction- like you can understand it, but not 'know', IYKWIM
Fussy eaters- not "my kids doesn't like xyz" but "my kid won't eat"
Being a step-parent who parents more than the parents...
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A baby/toddler/child that doesn't sleep
Being a single parent working full time
Being a single parent generally
Parenting the 'wilful child'
Lol my list looks telling 😂
Living in an emotionally abusive relationship
The grief of repeated miscarriages when you are childless
Going through IVF
Losing a baby
Mental illness and addiction. Even if you have been through it you can not understand what someone else is feeling because both of those effect people differently. Quote "if I can do it anyone can".
Having a adult child with a mental.or physical illness. That just because they are your child you can't make them so what you want. They are still adults and have their own life and make their own decisions.
Losing a child: no-one can possibly understand the pain and grief involved unless they've lost a child. And in this situation, I'm specifically referring to losing a child, not a miscarriage. I have three miscarriages and I was sad about losing our unborn children, but the pain of our five and a half year old daughter dying, is insurmountable.
Parenting a child with special needs.
Being a step-parent
--Caring for someone with a mental illness.
--Being psychologically abused.
--Going through family court.
--Being emotionally/psychologically abused, leaving, and people not understanding that it continues even after 7 years.
--Being the victim of false allegations
--Having a crazy as birth mother, who wants to know about you but won't ask, so asks others
--Being the badly kept secret
--Being brought up in a cult
--Leaving a cult
--Family refusing to talk to you because you are divorced and that is against their beliefs
--Having a DP who is a doctor and their commitment to their job that comes before everything else
Being made to live away from your mum for 10 years.
Living with parents with mental health issues and alcoholism
Being a survivor of emotionally abusive relationships
Being a single parent with a fob that isn't in the picture ( their choice)
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