Bloody MIL. Seriously want to just yell at her however hubby says that’s not productive. I haven’t been at work for a month due to my PND/PTS/head issues – had a relapse. Hubby has already taken a few carers days to look after me. Teenager has taken a few days off school to look after me. I’ve finally got medical clearance to go back next week and Miss 2 comes down with hand foot & mouth which has been going around daycare. No daycare for week. Call MIL (she lives 80 minutes away) as a suggestion she come stay with us for a few days. No, she can’t miss her photography class and she’s already got SIL kids each day. She has those kids every day! I’m so over not having family support and the ones we do have, aren’t willing to help. What do other people do in these situations? No one ever comes to visit us. The only way we see them is if we travel to their homes. Which is so tiring given I’m already not at my best. And what really annoys me most of all is that MIL has a doctor who continually writes medical certificates to say she doesn’t have to work and can stay on sick benefits. Whilst the SIL get ahead financially, we struggle to pay our mortgage. I’m already close to losing my job (maybe not but this is a fear in my head) – which is adding another stress to my anxiety levels. I just don’t know how people do it. I see hubby guttered that his family won’t help and I can’t do a thing about it.
Posted anonymously, 4th November 2014