Overwhelmed - having to do everything
Answered 9 months ago
I was a single mum for a few years and have been with my current partner for over 2 years - My children are 6 and 7 - I work 7 days a fortnight (tueday to Friday week 1 and wednesday to Friday the following) and I really struggle and feel like I am going to fall to pieces
My ex has the kids 4 nights a fortnight and on those nights I just want to crawl in a bawl and do nothing because I am so exhausted (Friday sat sun week 1 and thursday week 2)
I feel like I do everything - I organise dinners and the meals for the week
I do all the cleaning
I do all school drop offs and pick ups
I do all the extra curricular activity stuff
I buy all the uniforms
I pay for everything except electricity and internet
And I dont know what to do
I honestly think I would be better off by myself sometimes with one less person to look after
Any advice would be very appreciated
My kids do Karate and dancing (tuesday and Wednesday) and I do reading at the school one day a week and canteen once a month and I feel like I run on zero
Have an answer?
Also, consider dropping the canteen and reading at the school. And take that time for yourself.
You are not a robot. No one is going to thank you for all you do. And you’re doing anyone any favours by running yourself into the ground, especially yourself. Speak up. Or nothing will change.