So i have a 10 yr old step daughter and a 9 month old baby. I haven’t worked in almost 2 years because of a complicated pregnancy. I want to try and start looking for a job now. But my partner is not supportive, he thinks I won’t be able to handle a part-time or casual job and looking after the kids because I have severe anxiety and depression and am not on medication at the moment. I feel like it would be good for me to feel productive by having a job. My last 2 jobs caused a lot of anxiety but I also hated what I was doing, I plan to look for a job in my chosen field and not settle for anything just because I need one. But he still thinks its not a good idea and wonders who will look after the baby. When I said him, (since he works nights and friday/Saturday days) he said disagrees because the baby is dependant on my boobs (his words). He said I should wait until the baby is no longer breastfeeding. But i can express and give him milk in a sippy cup.
Is it ok for me to go ahead and try to find a job or should I talk to my partner more first?
Posted anonymously, 15th May 2018