04-22-2020 03:48 PM
04-22-2020 10:15 PM
Thanks so much for joining ReachOut and sharing what's going on for you.
To be honest - it sounds like you are managing a lot, and I can completely understand how you feel in need of a break. Not only are you a single mum, you are also working full time, whereby you look after multiple children during the day, and after that you continue attending to your daughter. It's a lot - looking after children is lot of work - you're right in saying that you never get to switch off. This is not to say that parenting isn't rewarding or worth it, in fact I think the opposite...but what I'm trying to say is that I don't blame you for feeling tired! And it's possible that your hate for being a parent at the moment is more a reflection of the exhaustion you're experiencing than anything else - after all, you do mention loving and missing your daughter when she went to your parents.
Do you think your parents would be open to looking after your 5 year old a little more? Maybe 1 night a week to take the pressure off?
Also, are you receiving any professional support at the moment?
04-22-2020 10:46 PM