25 February 2020
I definitely understand! I was a SAHM working a FT job and of course people think because you are home that you have all of the time in the world to do everything, including my husband. But this is definitely not the case. Being a SAHM is a Full Time job within itself, and God forbid working on top of that, it is not easy at all!! I say put yourself first and take care of you, so that we are able to be there for our babies. Joining the gym or taking the baby for a walk outside is always a good break to clear your mind. We go to the library too for story time in order to break the monotony of being home all day.
Sending hugs your way-- we will get through this!!
I had major depression post partum and even struggle with symptoms 16 months after giving birth. It's really hard to talk about how I'm feeling with people because as a SAHM I feel like I have to be strong and shouldn't have anything to "complain" about even though that's not what talking about it is. It helped me to go to therapy for a while, but honestly medication has been the best remedy for me. I know it's not right for everyone but it's definitely worth a try if your depression has been getting in the way of being a mother. You don't have to be on medication forever, just as long as needed.