I havent worked since 2011 and have recently decides to go back to work. To do this I have to work at nights as my hubby works days. Its going to be hard. Only place hiring nights in my town is mcdonalds and I am okay with that. Just worried about my hubby and kids adjusting. We are struggling financially and would love to be able to afford a better rental and save for a home loan deposit. Am I selfish for doing this? Will my children adjust fine?

Posted by sheridanwooler, 17th June 2014

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  • You are doing what you need to do and you are doing it for your family. You are not selfish. They will adjust fine. All the best mummy.


  • nice to read stories on this great site


  • its a nice story to read


  • Thanks so much. Getting closer to start date and i am actually a bit excited


  • Selfish is the last word I’d use to describe you. You’re doing it for the benefit of your family, regardless of how much you don’t really want to do it, or how much you don’t enjoy it. And your family will adjust fine, and won’t everyone be happier with a little more money in the budget! Selfless, not selfish. Good on you for doing this, rather than sitting back and whinging about what’s wrong.


  • Thanks so much. Still cant help but feel guilty. But in the end we will have a better life and I have to remember the reason I am doing this


  • You a not being selfish at all you are trying to better life for your family and they will in the end adjust to this so do not stress your self about this. It is great that you want better for your family and am able to do something about it. Good on you


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