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Anon9876's picture

The past year and a half has really taken a toll on me psychologically. With everything that's been going on I haven't felt like myself.

No one tells you how hard it is to deal with stepkids and all their baggage. No one tells you how hard it is to have an SO that is failing at parenting.

I'm just glad that my SO has had an epiphany of sorts and I hope he stays the path and does not regress into his old ways.

I have been dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress and even bouts of depression.

I realized that I finally needed to get help for this and my doctor prescribed me medicine today.

It was really hard to ask for help. And even harder to admit I am having emotional issues.

I'm sure having a baby exacerbated these feelings with all the hormones.

Anyway, I'm staying hopeful that I'll have a turn around soon.

SayNoSkidsChitChat's picture

I’m proud of you for taking steps toward your emotional well-being; it’s not easy admitting you need help.

PPD is no joke and getting it treated is good for you and your daughter.

*hugs*

Anon9876's picture

Thanks, I'm not sure if PPD is what it is, all I know is I'm glad to get treatment for it.

Notup4it's picture

I think it is a good idea to get therapy as well and not just depend on the meds. My sister had post partum and has been on meds for nearly a decade now.... but has never gotten any other form of help.

I strongly believe that having a solid support system in place is the key. Xo

Anon9876's picture

I'll consider therapy. Right now I want to see if the medication helps like it's supposed to.

Your sister has been dealing with it for 10 years, good Lord. I'm sorry to hear that.

My SO has been helpful. He told me he would be there for me and has been helping me more with the baby and around the house.

Iamwoman's picture

You know, it could be post-partum depression, BUT there is a saying:

Am I truly depressed, or am I just surrounded by a$$holes?

I think for you, it's the latter.

amy070677's picture

I give you so much credit for acting and making changes for you! I also commend your husband for making some changes it sounds like too. I wish you both lots of luck!