Sometimes it feels like I'm drowning, there's so much to think about. Too much really, and I know other people have got it much much harder than me, but does that make my shit any less painful or dificult. I've picked up an email from a family friend tonight, and it in she says 'so sorry to hear about your split from X but you're a strong women and there's people worse off. That's probably not much comfort is it, but it's a good way of thinking about stuff and putting things in to proportion'
Oh well cheers then It must be nice to be so fucking comfortable with life.
I've done lists until I end up with lists of lists. But don't seem to be getting anywhere, H stuff, newborn worries, scared about the future with 3 little ones, how we'll cope.
I suppose being hospitalised and having my problems taken seriously has helped a bit. My stress level isn't as high now, but I'm not relaxed at all. Geez I'm just waffling now.
Sorry to hear you have been upset tonight dizzymare don't know the ins and outs of what support you have but if you haven't already get as much as you can in place. Try not to worry too much about him, save your energy for yourself.
College students doing childcare, homestart, surestart, etc may all be able to help. I would also consider if you can a little help with cleaning when the babies arrive, even if it's just a couple of hours a week.
You know what I think that 'friend' who has emailed you is very insensitive! Is she usually very tough love and lacking in empathy? I ask as I do think you should weigh up which people in your life are helpful and supportive and which ones aren't.
I know it is hard to believe but you will get through this in the end. It will be a tough slog but so worth it and you will get there one day at a time. Take care.
Dizzy I know we are not close geographically but Im always here for you to rant and rave at. YOU CAN DO THIS....I know that in a couple of years time you will be on Mumsnet saying 'Why was I so worried about everything.'
Just offering a listening ear and a broad pair of shoulders to cry on xxx
That's just it, I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing. Looking online for stuff is one thing but I don't know what I need, where they'll sleep, what they'll sleep in, do they sleep together or apart. When will I sleep, you know what I think the last weeks maybe just crashing about me at the moment. I'll be alright, I just need to get this out of my system I think.
She's a mutual friend, maybe this is her way of not taking sides and not pointing the finger of blame either. Well fuck it, It wasn't me who went off shagging someone else, it wasn't me who had 'meetings' so he had to stay overnight, it wasn't me who wanted to be pregnant it's not like I did it on purpose. Our marriage is well past saving, but that doesn't stop me wishing he was still here, especially now when I'm like this. Phoning friends isn't quite the same really is it? I feel like a total failure
Hiya Ooogs - I had forgotten about the TAMBA groups - google TAMBA Dizzy and find one in your area - you will get proper advice and help from a local group - and you may be able to get some brilliant bargains from the other multiple mums who have finished with cots etc.
Carry on saying stuff like that and I will be having a word with your Dad I like the sound of your Dad and he will put you on the naughty step for one minute for every year of your age......DO NOT MAKE ME TELL YOUR DAD
dizzymare, there will always be somebody worse off then you, that just does not count for diddlysquat! I am sure your friend was trying to be helpful, but this is such an unhelpful overused stupid phrase. You have to deal with your situation and nobody elses and you are (quite understandably) finding it tough. I read your other thread about your recent scare about the wellbeing of you girls and I'd be amazed between those worries and what's going on with your H and you if you weren't upset. Be upset if you need to be. Get yourself to local TAMBA group. Remind yourself that these LOs will soon teach you what they prefer, IME babies are very good at training their carer to conform to their needs/desires . Worry about today, today; and about tomorrow, tomorrow.
Shabbs you nearly raised a smile there, but really I am. This is the second marriage I've fucked up, although last time there wasn't children involved obviously. Now not only is my life fucked up, but my ds and my girls as well.
I'm just sad for what I've lost tonight and fearful about our future.
It'll be me getting up in the night not us. Whenever ds used to wake up at night, even though I was bf him, H would always get up with me so I had some support. Make a drink and stuff, now the only person he gets up to in the night is his fucking tart. And I'm stuck here with ds and carrying his babies, and where will he be...
A local group would be great for you ask your midwife as not all are registered with TAMBA. I am currently 'guiding' a lovely lady who is 30 weeks with twins and the mum before that I see weekly and her girls are now 13 mths.
Like shabs said, they may have stuff to get rid of (in duplicate!!!).
"And I'm stuck here with ds and carrying his babies, and where will he be..."
Dizzy i used to think that about xp when i was pg with dd1 and he had pissed off and married someone else, but you will be the one that your ds and dd's love and look up to. You will manage and get through it and will have the love and adoration you deserve from your dc's (and hopefully your H's cock will rot and drop off)
This is why I love MN, you guys seem to all have the right things to say, I just need to try and learn to believe them, but with me still reeling from H and everything after it'll take time. I've never been the most confident person, or articulate, but still you seem to know how to help. There's a whole heap of shit in my head, and it's slowely seeping out.