Stepmom Burnout... Anyone else?
What the hell is stepmom burnout? (Taken from - www.stepmomhelp.com)
It’s what occurs when a stepmom has gone too far in the “giving” direction and has lost her way.
Just look at any stepmom who hasn’t learned to say “no” and you’ll see it on her face, etched in her frown lines.
She’s the stepmom who’s lost her smile. The stepmom who’s feeling resentful that she picks up ALL the slack at home and gets nothing in return.
She’s constantly stressed out and on edge. She’s forgotten who she is. She’s forgotten what makes her laugh and how light she used to feel. She doesn’t like who she’s become.
Her emotional tank is on empty and if she doesn’t do something about it soon, her family may fall apart.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. We want to fix our families. We want to save everyone from themselves. We are the never-ending helpers.
I couldnt have said it better myself, or described how I feel any better... Sometimes it feels like there is no way out... i guess for me talking to people who are going through the same things is helpful and somehow makes me feel better.
I have done so much and have gotten so little in return that my life feels like an empty shell.. anyone else wanna share?