When we moved we moved 5 minutes away from my parents. Our previous place was down the road from the in laws. It hurts knowing they are so close by probably not doing much when I'm struggling so much and even an hour would be such a big help- and yes I don't want to beg. I actually only see mum at best once a fortnight. I try to ask and drop not so subtle hints.
Another thing is mum is going to look after my girls when I return to work 2 days a week so I feel I am unable to ever ask her for anything else now.
Dh is actually taking a leave day next week so I can get my haircut- it's been almost a year.
Being on your own is tough. I hope you find a little routine and the time passes quickly xxxx