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Don't feel like I'm doing very well

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pinkpixie83 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:01:22

As I'm sitting in my utility room crying.

The kids just don't listen to me, won't do anything I ask, behave like wild things.

I know they don't behave like this for their dad and it's not a new separation.
I've asked my parents for help but they say they can't:

I'm not sure I can keep going much longer.

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Newtoday Thu 22-Dec-16 18:04:34

You can. But you need rest and to build yourself back up. How old are your children?

Newtoday Thu 22-Dec-16 18:04:46

And hugs to you!

pinkpixie83 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:05:43

They are 8, 6 and 4.

It's relentless. I've only been off with them today and I already don't want to be here

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esiotrot2015 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:08:00

They're tired from the long term
They need fresh air , they're like dogs at that age , football in the park all afternoon & then a Christmas movie so you can have a bit of piece
Good luck flowers

megletthesecond Thu 22-Dec-16 18:08:50

I'm just on my way home from work but I know how you feel flowers. I packed mine off to holiday club yesterday and Tuesday because they would not behave or let me catch up with chores. They refused to do anything even for pocket money.

I feel that everyone gets the lovely side of my kids and I just get the destructive and argumentative side.

HappyHedgehog247 Fri 23-Dec-16 17:00:09

Hope you're having a better day PinkPixie x

watchingitallagain Fri 23-Dec-16 17:07:55

Yes, me too. Did you manage to get them out today?

pinkpixie83 Fri 23-Dec-16 17:59:24

Spent half of today out then had to come home with an awful migraine.

Tomorrow will be better - I'm going to make sure.

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Foslady Fri 23-Dec-16 20:24:28

I just tell myself to keep breathing, the rest will follow.....

They know you are a constant their lives, unlike their dad, hence safe to play up. A very back handed compliment but it means you're doing well xx

Prettybaffled Fri 23-Dec-16 20:27:07

No advice really but I wouldn't be afraid to park them by the tv when needed! Don't forget kids often play up most with those they feel safest and most secure with flowers

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