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Does anyone else feel this way??

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Tilly82 Fri 24-Jul-20 23:13:33

Hi, I’m basically wondering if anyone else is also having frequent thoughts on regretting having children knowing what you know now but didnt pre kids? Dont get me wrong I love my kids more than anything and would do anything for them (almost!) and I could not ‘take them back’. But i do wonder if its normal to be having such thoughts...I did have PND both times and really struggled with very little support which didnt help. I also suffer with feelings of insecurity about how Im doing as a parent and find I compare myself all the time against other parents, i know this doesnt help. Also, I worry so much about them and their future that it actually takes away my enjoyment of being their mum and I find it hard to ‘enjoy’ them because of these anxieties. Anything can pop into my head and i stress out, I worry about who they’ll meet, am i doing enough with them?!...what if they turn out wrong and its all my fault??!! The list goes on! Please tell me im not crazy 😂🙈

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BluebellsGreenbells Fri 24-Jul-20 23:18:22


I think you mourn your single life

I don’t think you ever stop worrying.

Tilly82 Fri 24-Jul-20 23:22:21

I just feel that Im worrying excessively! It doesnt help with whats been going on in the world lately

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Straysocks Sat 25-Jul-20 00:30:55

Can you talk to anyone about it? A professional? I think those kind of thoughts could rob you of so much. It's great you can see it, maybe you're ready to address it? Clearly you care so much.

Tilly82 Sat 25-Jul-20 08:32:55

thanks, yes i did see my gp but was a while ago and tbh the old feelings come creeping back after a time, I just wanted to know if anyone else feels that its just constant worry (with some good bits thrown in!)

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