Being a Single Mom is Tough: Do Not Let It Get You Down!
Sometimes, you may feel like you just cannot keep doing it all on your own. It is seriously hard to be a single parent. You have to deal with all of the parental duties while juggling work, cleaning the house, cooking dinner, having relationships with others, and what happens if you get sick? You certainly cannot call in and take the day off from being a parent!
We have all been there.
You have to be a Supermom and do it all without batting an eyelash, right? Wrong! Everyone needs help once in a while. You may not want to admit it, but sometimes you just cannot do it all.
Feelings of Depression
Some single parents who try to do it all without getting any help may end up with feelings of depression. In fact, if you keep ignoring those feelings, you can end up with clinical depression. Some of the most common signs of clinical depression include:
- Lack of interest in activities you usually enjoy
- Feelings of sadness that last longer than two weeks
- Inability to concentrate like usual
- Memory loss
- Feeling empty or lost
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty making desicions
- Loss of appetite or eating more than usual
- Sleeping more than usual or inability to sleep
- Vague aches and pains
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Find Someone You Can Talk To
If you are feeling alone or have any of the above symptoms, you should find someone to talk to. If you do not have any close friends or family that you feel comfortable talking to, you can talk to a counselor or therapist.
Don’t have a therapist? You can find one online and you do not even have to leave your house. BetterHelp.com is the largest mental health resource in the world and they have over 2,000 licensed therapists and counselors.
If you do not want to talk to a therapist, you may benefit from a depression chat room. In these chat rooms, groups of people just like you get together to talk about what is going on in their lives. There is usually no therapist or counselor involved but you will get to share your experience with others in similar situations and learn what helps them. You may be able to learn some coping advice that can help you get through the tough times, or time saving tips that may be just what you need.
How Do I Know If I Really Need Help?
It is really difficult for us single parents to admit when we need help. In fact, most of the time we do not even know we need help until we are already close to losing our minds. There are several types of depression tests you can take to see if you may need some help. They are pretty fast and easy to do and you can find out in just a few minutes whether a depression chat room or therapy is for you.
DID YOU KNOW?
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