Your husband is driving you crazy and you can’t stand it anymore.  You are on the verge of leaving him.  You feel suffocated and he is constantly at you to let him know where you are and what you are doing.  You need space, you need air, you need your independence back.

Your dad won’t stop calling you.  He is always complaining about life in general but complains about things that matter to you most. He assumes you have all the time in the world to help him, take care of him but you still have a family of your own to take care of, a house to tend to. Some of his complaints are about how much he wants to die because his life sucks so much.  He has this way of getting under your skin and you just can’t stand the sound of his voice anymore. You feel suffocated some more.

Your child is sent home one more time.  When will this end? Doesn’t the teacher know you have to go to work? Can’t she understand that if you don’t work you won’t have a roof over your head for you and this child?   Frustrated beyond belief with not only the teacher by your child as well.  Life isn’t fair and you thought when you worked this hard you would get some thanks at least, not all this grief.  Why can’t the teacher just do her job right? You feel suffocated yet again.

You went through the tough, backbreaking job of carrying these children, then the pain-racking delivery, the long sleepless nights raising them and now you have slaved over the hot stove to prepare this great dinner and still no one will get up to help you clear up the dishes afterward! You know you raised your children better than this but for some reason, they just sit there and don’t even think about helping you. Can anyone help you from being suffocated?

Why can’t they all understand how tough this is.  My children don’t like my new husband, my new husband has no patience with my kids.  He thinks my kids are bad, but his are perfect. My kids think I should have just stayed single but I just couldn’t do it on my own anymore and I love him.  

In my upcoming blogs, I am doing a series called “And now you know…the rest of the story”. One of the major mistakes we make as parents, as human beings, is that we are not seeing the other side of a story.  We tend to only look at our side of it and feel cheated, used, misunderstood.

If you are looking to improve your marriage, your relationships with your children, parents or co-workers, or even yourself for that matter, please stay tuned.  You will learn that there is always more to the story than you thought.

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