Having kids is much harder than pretty much anyone actually admits and most people who are gleefully happy and telling you how happy they are, are usually hiding something! There is always someone to talk to, be it a support organisation, a friend or relative. They will be happy to listen to you, and if not (for whatever reason, everyone has theyir own stress sources) then ask someone else.
Life can be tough but we get through, no matter how unglamorous a solution, there is always a way. Keep talking and the weight will start to ease off your shoulders.
That’s a really tiring age. It’s going to get better, much better. At 18months, they’re learning so much about themselves snd their environment. You need eyes in your behind.
sometimes it helps just to get outdoors, take the toddler for a long walk, tire them out then they’ll sleep which will give you a break. Have you got friends with kids to meet up with? Or are your parents local?
It’s so difficult doing it on your own and I completly understand the feeling of ‘not being good enough’. You sound very low and most likely very tired. As all the others have said, it will get easier. There are always struggles to get through but remind yourself that you ARE strong and nothing is permanent. The clouds will pass. In the meantime try to be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself and stop judging yourself. Write this day/week/month off as a difficult one. Even a difficult year. Look at the bigger picture – the future will get brighter.
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