Do you wish sometimes that you could just open the door and leave?

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
September 10, 2007 8:22pm CST
No worries,no one to take care of,just yourself?I feel like this sometimes.I think its because when i feel overwhelmed i feel like giving up and become sick of my life as is.Then i just take a long ride and take in nature.Come back home refreshed until the feeling strikes again.Oh well life goes on.
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I was telling some one at work today I can't wait till the only person I have to get up and ready in the morning is me and I don't have to get up at 5:30 any more (he gets up at 8:20 to be to work at 9) I've only got about 15 more years to go. lol Kids are demanding and can be ungrateful. Until they have their own kids any ways. :)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
Oh yes.Wait till they have kids,then they will experience some of the things they put on us.lolI think then they will relize that lifes not always a bed of roses.:)
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• United States
11 Sep 07
He's one of those guys who never will. He's gotta be in his late 40s. I mentioned to him once that I couldn't imagine what kind of Dad he'd be and he said he can't either! He's a funny guy but not the having a brood of kids type.... Besides even if he did chances are his wife would be the one getting up early. I know my hubby only gets up early when I simply can't.
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• Canada
12 Sep 07
The catch with the kids all growing up is that the divorce rate is so high, that at least one tends to wind up back on your doorstep with kids in tow, and you are a parent all over again, just when you thought life was going to be fun and peaceful
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Don't ask how many years I felt exactly like that when my mother was alive...to say that my mother was difficult is an understatement...she had created many major and serious problems in our lives, but on top of that, I was her caregiver and had to take care of her, as she just didn't want outside help...there were so many times I was just so fed up with everything I just wanted to walk out the door and never come back. Now my mother is deceased, and for the first time in years, I have such a freedom and feel great about myself...I can do what the heck I want, when I want, come and go as I please without any lengthy explanations---I'm not completely bohemian though...LOL...I still am very disciplined but still nice to have freedom to do as I please... :)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
Im so happy for you then that you kind of found "yourself".To be able to do whatever your heart contented on doing.As long as your happy,thats all that matters now.:)
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@rachsal4 (391)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I get that feeling to, I try to find a new hobby or something even if it's just a new book. Just about a month ago I considered going back to work, and taking off my stay at home mom hat. But then one night I went out shopping at like 2 in the morning, so I could have some time by myself. And the entire time I felt like I was missing something, I kept checking my purse, wallet, keys. And then it hit my, it's my babies. While they drive me crazy and I can go weeks at a time without an adult conversation, I can't imagine not having them. Like everyday, I've gotten hooked on them as much as they are me! And now I feel weird without them. Yah know what the best thing for me at moment like that, is making a girls night out!!! Me, my girls, and some Captain Morgan!
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
Yes,yes!!I have the same feeling!When i leave my daughter at the garderie(Stay at home mom)and go somewhere,i feel that i forgot something too.Im so used to having her with me all the time that i find it hard when shes not.I think im the one suffering from seperation anxiety not her!lol.We go for a dinner every friday.It feels good,even if she acts silly sometimes.Shes so funny and loving too for a 4 1/2 year old.I hope to hear from you again and that i can actually relate to someone here that feels like me.Thankyou rachsal4!:):)
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@rachsal4 (391)
• United States
11 Sep 07
No thank you, now I don't feel so damn crazy! It's hard not to expect my husband how I feel alot of the time, but really how can I. It's like him going to work I don't know what he's going through, so how is he supposed to relate to me. I feel like alot of the times he thinks Im to emotional, but I tell him. While my job may not be pyhsically as tiring as yours, mentally my job blows yours out of the water!
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
12 Sep 07
Very true my friend indeed!:)
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Nope. I would miss my family too much. Sometimes though I wish for a change of scenery...moving somewhere else... by the water. AT PEACE WITHIN ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
Yes i konw i would too.But it would be nice just to pick up and go somewhere nice for a change of scenery though.:)
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Sep 07
It sounds like you need a vacation. LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 07
When I was Married yes I did near enough every Day and the only thing that stopped me was my Children Now I do not get the feeling anymore and I haven't since I got divorced nearly 4 years ago
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
Good for you gabs!You moved on and onto a better life for yourself.There are alot of people who just dont have the willpower to do what you did and stay in a relationship thats making them miserable.:)
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
18 Sep 07
Well I did for 21 Years because I was scared of him and his threats to but when I got Diagnosed with my Illness and his attitude to it was the final straw it gave me the strength that I needed I wanted my own Life I never had that not even as a Child there was always someone bullying me into things well not anymore it took me 35 years altogether to get my Life but I have it now
• India
11 Sep 07
i have done that many times, but not because i had to take care of some bodies but because there was no body to take care of me, all anone. lol. smiles, apple. peace always.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
Im the one doing all the taking care of.I mean i love my daughter with all my life,im just getting tired of the day to day routine.I miss being independant.I was not like this before,until a couple of years before my daughter was born.I had just started to experience it and really liked it.Ive lost it in away and sometimes i wished i had it back.But if i want it,im going to have to find away of working it out for the better.:)
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• India
11 Sep 07
peanut jar peanut jar peanut jar, what ever you do peanut jar, just dont be a peanut. ok? good wishes always, apple.
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@katydidmc (210)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
I feel like that most of the time! Every tim I think i'm getting a little ahead so I can start saving up for a vacation. something happens, and I'm farther in debt. There are many times I just feel like running away on the next payday
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
I too.Grab the pay and float the boat!lol:)
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17 Sep 07
Yes, I feel like this a lot lately. I work full time, have a fairly large house to run, a lazy husband, a big balance on my credit card to clear and 3 kids who do nothing but argue with each other. Sometimes I wake in the morning and the minute I open my eyes, a wave of gloom swamps me when I think about the day ahead. The constant bickering with me stuck in the middle, the arguments with hubby over the kids and 'where I am going wrong'. And to top it all I work in a school and that is a battle each and every day with some of the unruly kids. So Yes, I certainly feel like opening that door!
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
Wow thats alot to go through!I feel overwhelmed to some extent but not like yours.I hope that better days will come for you soon.Take care.:)