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Constance Hall shares her words of wisdom on how to survive parenthood.

Constance shares on her Facebook page some great tips on how to survive the parenting gig. We all know it can be a hard road at times.

To all of my Queens who have or are about to have a baby.
I get a lot of messages from miserable Queens after having babies.
It’s not easy to be in a depressing situation without getting depression.
So together I think we need to make parenthood less depressing.
Having had 4 babies, 2 psychologists, 1 marriage counsellor, severe anxiety, 4 break ups and makes ups… I am in the position to offer this advice.
Socialise. Please.
Above cleaning, above cooking, above everything.
Because face to face contact is free therapy, a laugh and a coffee or walk saved me, even on days that I did not want to, I followed my psychologists advice and forced myself to.
Placing a new 24 hour job between 2 parents is going to cause friction, it just is. When we get stressed we blame each other.
But the working parent is able to walk out the door and distract themselves, kick goals at work, have a chat and just generally feel like a normal human with a purpose, where as the at home parent is home is left to dwell on the argument and maximise everything that was said so by the time the worker comes home he is normal and wifey is a crazed lunatic who has packed her bags and is selling the house.
That’s not fair. It’s not fair that we get the word “depression” thrown at us when we don’t have the opportunity to heal in these four walls.
You deserve a life despite becoming a mum.
You have 2 huge responsibilities, keeping your baby safe and happy and taking care of your mental health. Everything else can wait.
If anyone questions that explain that socialising is your mental health plan, we all need a mental plan, parenthood should come with one.
Walk out that door and call a Queen, even if you barley know her. Talk openly, bitch about the dickhead you married, cry about your lack of sleep, laugh at the state of the house you just walked out of. Just do it. Stop cancelling on your friends, cancel everything else, not friends. You will feel healed. You might even love your partner more.

Remember Queens, parenthoods most vital tool is your happiness.

Her post has gone viral with nearly 15K shares and 6K comments.

Well said, Constance!

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  • Queens gather round and help each other out. Talk about the good things rather than focussing on the negative. Spread your love and show your children how great life truly can be and if your not feeling that way skip with your children, watch a Disney movie, colour in, have a dress up day, do whatever it takes to show your children happiness.

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  • Very good summary of life as it is.

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  • AMEN Constance, totally true !

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  • I enjoy reading Constance’s posts. Sharing the highs and lows of relationships and parenthood is good for everyone.

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  • This is so true, what a great write constance

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  • I think this woman is hilarious. I love her posts and follow her on facebook. I cant wait to read her book.

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  • What a splendid post. Refreshing and inspiring!! :-)

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  • She seems real and honest and that’s what is all about!

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  • I agree that communication with friends and family will help immensely when you’re feeling down.

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  • Very well said. I wish someone had of told me that earlier

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  • Yes, she’s right that socialising is really important.

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  • I just love her honest take on life and parenthood!

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  • I love Constance because she says it how it is. She is so real and relatable and I think that’s why she is so popular. She has a book coming out soon which no doubt will he uncensored and hilarious! I’ll be taking her advice and stepping out of my comfort zone and invite someone out for a coffee. Any takers ????

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