i feel i am at breaking point lately. i am constantly on edge. ds (3.5) is very full on, as spirited as they come and it's so draining.
dh's daughter is 13 and causing so much stress on everyone. dh has recently started on anti depressants, also his ex has too due to sd behaviour.
the BM really looks toward me for support and is surprisingy more support to me than dh. he wears rose coloured glasses and can't see the issue. i fidn out today that sd told her mum she wants to live with her dad....without me there.
i want to enjoy my kids, not yell at them. they are jsut gorgeous. it's my job as a parent to raise them and let them be happy. but i feel so stressed all the time. i don't know what to do.
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05-03-2012 22:12 #1
at what point do you have enough and know you need help??
06-03-2012 09:36 #2
Bump for advice
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I've got no advice, but
What a tough situation to be in.
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06-03-2012 09:46 #4Senior Member
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Perhaps see your GP about seeking some counselling
It's really hard but there have to be ways to deal with the stress and anxiety. I remember being a teenager and boy did I try to push buttons but my parents coped somehow, bless them. Maybe some counselling with your DH could assist, too.
06-03-2012 09:50 #5
What Benji said but I think also perhaps someone to talk to for your SD as well. If she wants to live with her dad then she has to understand that you are part of his life.
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06-03-2012 09:53 #6
Im not in exactly the same situation but im feeling similar to you.
I hope that your able to stay strong and get though everything.
is there someone that you could talk to for comfort or guidance. i vent to my bestie all the time!
im trying so hard to just take deep breaths and to get though the day... there is always something or someone who ticks me off. generally its dh.
financially we are struggling and he hates talking about money.
if i bring it up to try and discuss it as adults he ends up screaming at me. therefore i am stuck with sorting absolutely everything out by myself.
i just find it unfair that he gets to sit there everyday and relax when my mind has gotta be racing to sort it all out.
i don't sleep very well :-( argh!
06-03-2012 11:29 #7
Sweetie, go and see your doctor. It sounds abit like what ive got, emotional exhaustion/burnout. check this page out http://www.helpguide.org/mental/burn...s_symptoms.htm it explains what burnout is and tips to prevent it.
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