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Worried about how I'm going to get through the week

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Mrsfrumble Wed 19-Apr-17 18:19:22

I feel awful at the moment. Physically okay (if tired), but irrationally angry, low and anxious. DH went away today, traveling overseas for work for a week, leaving me with our 2 small children and I'm already struggling.

Can anyone offer any advise on getting along and coping when one's mental health is not great?

JontyDoggle37 Wed 19-Apr-17 18:25:45

Mrsfrumble sorry to hear you're struggling. Some practical suggestions:
- can you plan some 'me' time wen they're in bed - nice bath or doing our nails or something that feels luxurious, that you can look forward to?
- exercise always helps - get you all out of the house for a long walk somewhere with trees and green space, they'll tire themselves out and you can breathe.
- don't put yourself under pressure to get everything done around the house while DH is away, just identify the bare minimum and aim for that (everyone fed, washed and clean clothes - dusting, hoovering etc. An wait).
Hope that helps flowers

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