Without a support network close by its easy to lose motivation.
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02-05-2014 20:31 #91
02-05-2014 20:50 #92
ive been a mum for almost 10 years, never once did mothers group, play group etc and RARELY do lunch with people (only if im childless) the only time i leave the house during the week is for therapies and grocery shopping. why? million reasons. my kids dont cope with much of the above, they dont cope with sitting still while i chat to other people and they dont cope due to the issues that come with having their disabilities. my ds#2 begs to go home repeatedly when i do take him out because its just too much for him.
life is isolating. i cant just magically make my kids ok. i cant and honestly dont want to spend time out of the house just to spend that time trying to calm the kids or stop them from screaming and losing their sh1t, it's not fun its stressful and upsetting.
most of the time i accept lonelyness because honestly i can only tolerate being around people for a short amount of time anyways. other times it feels like the worst thing in the world.
it's nart black and white folks. think outside your existence for a minute or two eh?
02-05-2014 20:54 #93
Yes I live very rural..do playgroup mon and wed and I'm a fifo wife. I'm very lonely
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03-05-2014 05:42 #94
03-05-2014 06:48 #95
I've also always been very social and intentionally chosen jobs where I get to interact with a lot of people.
So while I don't find it 'hard' when I am a SAHM, I do find the loneliness challenging and I found it took a little while to work out my mummy-style social life.
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03-05-2014 07:22 #96
03-05-2014 12:20 #97
All of my friends and family, except for my parents, work full time. They live a 40 minute drive away. So during the week if I'm home (sometimes do relief teaching), I don't know anyone in the area I can socialize with. In fact, I don't know anyone in the entire city - except my parents - who I can socialize with the majority of the time as they're working.
03-05-2014 12:30 #98
With regard to the original question OP: yes.
Technically I work casually, but I'm working very little at this point. I love spending time with my daughter, and we usually spend most of the day out. However, I REALLY need to interact with people to feel sane. By far the easiest way for me to do that is through my work. For that reason, I think I'd be a lot happier with some regular work. Currently working on it.
03-05-2014 12:52 #99-
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Yep I get lonely and even though I am busy I get incredibly bored. This time round though I know what I'm
In for so I hope I am going to be able to better manage my mat leave experience (less cleaning, more movies/coffee/Skype calls/shopping/catching up with friends).
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