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Hello. My name is Meka. Im 20 years old and have 2 kids that are ages 2 and 3. I am also a single mom. This has made me strong but its kinda wearing off. I sometimes get discouraged and feel like there is no point for me being here. Im not suicidal or nothing but I get really depressed and wore out. It has nothing to do with money or things but life. My babys father is in jail right now and I really didnt have any help from him from the start. I get a couple of checks from him a month but it still doesnt replace him. I feel like Im putting all the pressure on my grandma and she is 59. Its time for me to handle the kids but they get on my last nerve. Its overwhelming and got to the point where I get 5 hours of sleep each day. I though I was strong but I am starting to feel like that no matter what I do I cant change this emotional and hard situation. Everyone else is moving up and Im staying in one place. What should I do?
 

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First of all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
First of all, can you find a way to get more sleep? Do you have any other family around? Try not to feel guilty for accepting help from family or others. What you are doing is a huge undertaking and you ARE strong enough to make it. I wouldn't try to do it all alone. I am suspecting that your grandma is happy to help, she wouldn't want to see you in distress and miserable. Please accept all of the help you can get.<br><br>
I am sory I don't have more at this moment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Does your local worksource/welfare agency offer any kind of school or job training? Sometimes it's a good thing to get the kids in daycare and start doing something to make YOU feel like YOU are going somewhere. Exhaustion affects the adrenal system which really can make you feel weak so be kind to yourself but start to look forward.<br><br>
Bestwishes.
 

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I just wanted to give you a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I agree with the pp and suggest that maybe you can look into doing something for you. My kids are in daycare f/t and while I resisted it at first and felt guilty, they love their caregivers and their caregivers love them. That's more people in their lives to love them, which is a good thing. Take care and be easy on yourself.
 
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