How do you cope? How are you suppose to get over someone you love and have a baby with but also get over the hurt they put you through? I feel like I’m drowning with a 6 month old and having the sole responsibility for raising a baby and making sure I have everything she needs. At a loss
Hi, being on your own during maternity leave must be really hard, I hope you are ok.
eventually I think the hurt will turn to anger and then that will drive you through. I found coping on my own with my little one was easier with other mums to advise & to copy. People who have done it before know so much, and seem completely unflappable. My child minder was brilliant and massively supportive.
Hi Monkey1, first of all, you are not alone. Reach out to as many people (family, friends, neighbours, even strangers!) as possible. Get you and your baby out to baby groups etc as much as you can. Once you start sharing your situation and worries with other people, you’ll be surprised at how many others are going through the same or similar. The heartbreak is hard, but talking helps, and in time the pain will lessen. Let people help with babysitting too, so that you get a break to look after yourself.