January 21, 2009 6:33pm CST
It's not that I don't love my boyfriend or my daughter because I do, more than I think they both realize. I am at home all day with my daughter then her dad comes home and we all spend some time together. Then I put the baby down for the night and we have our time. I never get a moment for myself. Ever. I guess it's part of being a mom but I just need some time to myself. I don't think that's a crazy demand. I tell my boyfriend all the time and it just seems to go in one ear and out the other because he gets mad when I don't want to spend time with him at night. All I want to do is take a nice hot bath and then curl up with a good book!! Is anyone else going through this?? How do you get your time during the day and what do you do with it?
• United States
22 Jan 09
It is hard when everyone makes demands on your time. You can look at the cup as half full or half empty. Try to look at it as half full. Sounds like you have a wonderful baby and a man that loves you so much he doesn't want you out of his sight. Now...that said...let's see what you can do to get some time for you. Does your daughter take a nap during the day? If so, that's the time you fit something in for you. Let the laundry go one day or order fast food rather than cook. Do whatever you have to do to get that time you need for you so you can feel good when he gets home. He will feel good because you are glad to be with him. You will feel good because you do not resent being with your family. If all else fails, maybe you can get a friend to come over for an hour and babysit.