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Everyone around me thinks I am a happy outgoing person and most of the time I am but now and then I feel down. I don’t cry just feel a bit sad. I am a solo mum to 4 children, so I try to hide it from them. I want them to see a strong happy person to guide them. I don’t have anything to complain about and I have a good life just don’t know why I get like this sometimes.

Posted by lisa4, 28th April 2015

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  • It might be that you have a touch of depression. Have you mentioned it to your GP?

  • Your GP will be able to assess you and advise how to proceed.

  • It’s just part of life. If you think you’re getting too sad, see your GP asap

  • I think your feelings are perfectly normal and we all feel like that sometimes.

  • you cannot be all things to all people – you can get a care plan from your GP which gives you ten psychological visits – maybe you just need to blurt out all your feelings to someone, and that will help you feel better love. please don’t be too proud to admit you need help, or it may manifest and really affect your life. All the best dear.

  • We all feel down sometimes, your doing an amazing job

  • Absolutely normal. Its exhausting being a single mum. Trying to be the parent and friend, trying to run a household, trying to do everything and having not enough time, hands, eyes,money etc. its all catches up. Take some time and remember you are amazing

  • Totally normal, don’t feel bad for not being happy go lucky 24-7 just because other people think that’s how you are, everyone has days where they feel down or a little off. If you feel its getting too much or more than just being down, make sure you see your gp or get help before it gets too hard

  • I hear you im a single mum also and sometimes I just want to go to bed and not wake up

  • Firstly! You are amazing raising four children on your own.
    I have so much respect for single parents because it is no easy task. You don’t have a partner to support you and I can’t imagine how that feels.
    Do you have family to reach out to for help? Any friends you could head out to the movies with or our for a girls night?
    A long chat to my close friends is usually all I need to feel better when I am down. You don’t even have to tell them how you are feeling, just being around someone to chat and laugh with will distract you and give you am instant pick me up.
    Keep your head up, you have four beautiful children that love you dearly.
    Just remember to smile and be positive xx

  • Your job as a solo parent can certainly be stressful at times but you sound very level headed knowing you can feel down at times. I hope you have family that can support you & give you a break from time to time. We all need some Me time to cope with daily pressures.

  • It is ok to get and receive support as there are times when everyone needs support. Just as a child needs support; so does a parent. A support group may be helpful and good for making contacts too. Addressing and acknowledging how you feel is very important. Look after yourself! :)

  • Its proberly that you are tired and just need some down time for yourself. It is a amazing job you are doing taking care of four kids on your own. Make sure you get some ME time and know its ok to put yourself first sometimes. You are a great role model to your kids keep up the good work.

  • I can relate to this! Sometimes we are a bit hard on ourselves or get overwhelmed without really noticing. I have suffered with situational depression and anxiety an have learnt that it is ok to feel down sometimes. Acknowledge it and say “I am not feeling great today and that is ok”. It is ok to feel down sometimes just as long as it doesn’t become days or weeks in length…that is when a trip to the dr might be in order. There is such a stigma attached but no one should be afraid to address how we feel. All the best x

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