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2 questions about depression/bipolarity & motherhood

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Xanthipi Mon 03-Sep-07 17:19:06

1. I feel like I have become a very distant mother because just looking at the children makes me cry. I'm sure lots of you have sadly grown up with distant mothers (either for this reason or some other) and what sort of effect(s) has this had on you?

2. Do a lot of you (who are depressed) hang on ONLY because of the children?

Xanthipi Mon 03-Sep-07 17:22:00

If I disapper for a bit it's because I'm incapable of mult-tasking and will have to attend to the kids for pretty much the rest of the night and may not be able to chk this thread again til quite late.

lucyellensmum Mon 03-Sep-07 18:02:45

i cant comment on the distant mother thing, but just wanted to say hello. Sometimes i think that my children are the only reason i keep going, but i know that it isnt true, i am lucky enough to have a lovely partner too. Saying that, i sometimes look at childless people and think, why the hell do you get out of bed in the morning. So sometimes i think us mums tend to feel that, depressed or otherwise. If you are hanging on only for the children, well, i cant think of a better reason actually Hang on in there for your kids, things will get better im sure and when they do you'll be so much stronger for it. Your kids are lucky to have you and i bet THEY dont actually find you distant at all, however much you think they do.

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