Do you ever feel like life is completely stressful

United States
March 6, 2008 7:25pm CST
This past two weeks has been so stressful around my home that I really feel like i'm either going crazy or i'm absolutely gonna explode. I bought a new truck recently and the people i bought it from were supposed to fix the problems with the truck and pay for them as agreed upon. Well, of course now they are saying they won't fix the truck and it's gonna cost me 1200 dollars to get it fixed. The radio didn't work, which was another hundred and something to get that fixed and the wipers only work on high so that's another 1 to 2 hundred to get the whole column replaced and that's not including the 1200 for the major thing needing fixed. My kids are so disrespectful to me and aren't listening to a word i'm saying every since they spent two weekends with their biological father, my husband is away overseas so i'm doing all of this by myself, my two year old is constantly whining and yelling and screaming and hitting, and the kids i babysit during the week are driving me crazy. i'm just about ready to pull every single hair out of my head or have a complete meltdown. i actually lost it with all my kids tonight and yelled at them and then just sat down and cried for an hour i think. not really sure about the time on that one. anyone else ever done something like this and have any suggestions or encouraging words? They would be greatly appreciated because right now i'm feeling like a complete failure as a mother, an idiot for buying a truck from a used car place, and all alone because my husband isn't here to help or comfort me. Help please? God bless every one!
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@vicky30 (4773)
• India
7 Mar 08
yes since i was born i feel life is stressful.when i went to school there was a lot of stress in school like carrying the heavy weight of schoolbag,partiality shown at school.students punished because of teacher's jealousy or some one else fault.In college going in the crowded bus.
• United States
25 Mar 08
i'm sure that must have been so tough on you. sorry to hear about all that
@ellie333 (21018)
7 Mar 08
Hi There, you sound absolutely overwhelmed with it all, poor you, I think we have all been there, its just one thing after another and just when you think thats it somehting else hits. At times like this the silly things that you would usually let just go over your head begin to get to you also. Lori in response above said to take things a step at a time and deal with the majors first, I agree, she gave some really good advice. The fact that you sat down and cried is good as that releases some of the pressure and tension. You are a fabulous mother otherwise you wouldn't be feeling this way because you yelled at them. Once you have calmed down sit the elders one down and let them know that their behaviour towards you is unacceptable and that mummy needs a bit of help and support at the moment, not too sure of their ages sorry. Do as Lori suggested and make some you time and have a lovely relaxing bubblebath. Also pray to God for extra strength to see you through this, he may even manage some pennies from Heaven from somewhere. My friends washing machine had broken and I offered to let her get a new one through my catatalogue as she never had the cash to get another and out of the blue someone who owed her from years ago put £150 in her account, so its worth a try eh!. Big Hugs. God bless you, thoughts are with you and hope things improve soon and you can start to feel calm again. Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21018)
13 Mar 08
Hi, Thank you so much for BR. I hope things are looking up a bit now and that you are feeling a bit brighter. God Bless. Ellie :D
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
17 Mar 08
I know I'm late, and this maybe ducking it, but here's another discussion you had. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1435064.aspx My response is in there, and it may apply to this discussion. Other than that, I can't really help. I don't have a real idea of what its like. I know there are a lot of low points, but they happen to all of us. It can be difficult being a parent and disciplining the children... its beyond words. Beating yourself up over it and the other mistakes is counterproductive. As I've told you before, I'm just a PM away. I might not be around as much as I use to, but I do monitor my messages and I do not mind spending time with you or others in that respect.
• United States
25 Mar 08
thank you so much. i am so glad that i met you on here and i'll definitely be pm'ing soon. God bless you