Originally Posted by ihugtrees
I have one friend--she also lives in Florida, and she does not have the financial means to come be with me.
I am not religious, but am attending a UU church here. Perhaps I should ask them for resources.
Tricare gave me a referral to counselors in my area but none of them are taking new patients for two weeks. I am going to call today and more or less beg them to take me immediately.
Please do call the counselors! Tell them you really need to see someone, and I'm sure someone will try to fit you in!
And, if your friend can't come to you, can you go to her? If you DH is away for an extended period of time is there a reason you need to stay put? Even just going for a visit might help.
Also - definitely ask at your church!! Really, I'm sure the leaders there will be able to offer some form of assistance. There might even be some teenagers that you can have come over as "mothers helpers" to help with your house cleaning, laundry, dishes, baby care while you take a hot bath, whatever needs doing! For a few dollars teens will do ANYTHING - I know b/c I was one once! Ask around at the church for recommendations - I'm sure there are a few families with responsible teens that can help out!
There might even be a "mothers group" that you can meet up with once a week - I know that was so helpful to me when DS was smaller. Now its easier b/c he's older, but LLL was SO GREAT when he was younger! I didn't have any BF problems, but loved meeting other moms! Which reminds me, look up your nearest LLL!!!
And, thanks for the update, I was thinking about you last night!
And, don't be embarrassed by feeling overwhelmed - most new mothers do, and if you tell the leaders at your church what the problem is they will more than likely be able to offer help and guidance. Try not to downplay it either, if they realize that you're really struggling they might be able to do more than just "offer resources".