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Is this depression???

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dyl Mon 18-Apr-05 13:17:54

This is the first time I have posted to MN. Having a terrible day! I've got so much anger inside me and its so unlike me I don't understand it. Have always suffered from PMT but just recently seems like I have it all month!!! Constantly got my teeth gritted together, or shouting. My son is nearly 10 months old and he really is the sunshine of my life, everyone says what a good baby he is which makes me feel even worse that I get in such a state. He just does normal things a baby would do. My partner is fed up with me being in a bad mood and miserable when he comes home from work, told me recently I'm neglecting him! Now it feels like I'm looking after baby all day, then him all evening!! I feel so selfish saying it but What about me????? He works very long hours and stays away sometimes which doesn't help matters. He'll be home tonight so I daren't tell him about my day today. Does anyone else feel angry like this, feel like I'm going crazy

zebraX Mon 18-Apr-05 13:36:43

Not depression, sounds like resentment. People say that depression is repressed anger, better to be angry than depressed, maybe.

Lonelymum Mon 18-Apr-05 13:55:00

No, you sound too fired up to be depressed. Sounds to me like you are experiencing common and natural feelings of being the sole provider of care in your family. You need some time to be you, not a wife/girlfriend or a mother. Arrange some time away from both dp and ds - something regular would be best, maybe swimming or evening class or just a night out with a friend and see if that makes you feel better.

dyl Mon 18-Apr-05 14:02:10

Maybe thats the problem, I've forgotten who I am!!! Been sitting here crying, which I don't normally do. Might just be PMT.
Thanks for your words of wisdom though. x

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