Mom Confessions: I Have a Family, But I'm Lonely
It's time for a Mom Confession — because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.
This Week's Confession:
I have a family, but I'm lonely.
I feel awful even saying this... I have a great husband and three healthy kids, ages 1.5, 3, and 7, but I'm lonely. To my core, I feel lonely. My husband and I don't get much quality time alone together. We're always on the go or exhausted. I have a few girlfriends close by, but we're all busy with our families. When we do get together, it's rushed and not always meaningful. I find myself longing for the days when I felt connected to other adults in a real way. Am I crazy? -- anonymous
- Yes, sometimes, but a "date night" or "girls night" usually makes me feel better. 27%
- Yes, but the kids are only young once. It will get better. 18%
- Yes, and it's an awful feeling. 51%
- No, I'm pretty content with my family around me. 0%
- Other (write in below) 1%
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We all have secrets and opinions — so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!
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