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When things go wrong I am still struggling to keep it all together. Some days, and even weeks can be amazing, and then others I can fall to pieces. I have started seeing a therapist finally after being shunted from one to another and finding lose ends, and I will be starting a group therapy soon as well. I am just wondering if any other mummas can relate, if you had any advice to help me in the mean time. Strategies for coping and helping to move forward. Thank you :-)

Posted anonymously, 7th February 2014

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  • I have two kids with special needs. Another thing I have been doing since one of my kids started to escalate in 2018 is writing daily a report. Initially I started doing it in the case child protection would get involved as we had all kind of incidents with an aspect of danger, however writing daily a report had a calming effect on myself as well. Paper is patient, more patient than any human person could possibly be….cause in the end of the day who would like to hear day in day out dramas about the same person again and again ?
    When things get too much, maybe journaling would help. Try it, paper is patient !

  • Good on you for seeking help ! I take it one day at the time and make sure to take a deep breath when the load is heavy, also sharing with my hub or a friend definitely helps. Dare to lean on other people and ask help where you need it (also from family & friends)

  • I think just reminding yourself that not every day is a bad day, or it’s just a bad day, not a bad week. It all helps

  • You are not alone. I think we all feel overwhelmed at times. Sometimes I tell myself it will get better, and that helps, and other times I just soldier on. I wish you well.

  • Take it one day at a time and continue to seek help. You are not alone in this – we all have times when we feel overwhelmed.

  • Hope all is well! Really interesting reading the comments on this!

  • talk and talk and make people listen! you need to vent and chat to an adult

  • you need a break and time to de-stress

  • A little thing to help I find is daily affirmations. Easy to do and just a little jolt of putting good intentions out there.

  • I can relate completely and am on a path to try and feel better too

  • just try and stay positive and remember your not the only person who feels this way

  • You need to remember that even mother’s are human and it is normal to have ups and down in your moods. It is great that you have taken the step of going to the therapist to help controlling these feelings. It will take time to work through things with your therapist, don’t be too hard on yourself when you are feeling like you are falling to pieces. Sounds like you need to relax a bit!

  • do go for mother’s group and seek some help

  • there are some good comments here

  • goodluck hope things work out for you

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