Falling Apart


Please help me! I am married, with a 3 year-old little girl. I am not happy and I don’t know if I should get divorced and quit my job. My husband makes me sick, and yet I love him?! I get so angry at my little girl; not because of her, but because of her father and me. I don’t hit her. I just get angry. I hate any one else disciplining her. She is somewhat spoiled. She can be mean, but she is only 3. My husband is depressed. To me, he is no good for anything. He does work, but some times that is NOT enough! I am so frustrated and I don’t know where to begin to get my life on track! Any suggestions?

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You sound like you are under extreme amounts of stress. Although all of your problems will not go away, learning coping skills and techniques will improve the way that you deal with the stress. Instead of getting angry at your daughter (and yourself) try to calm yourself down. Therapy would be beneficial for you to stop your anger. Listen to your husband to find out what is upsetting him, and then tell him, without accusing him, what is bothering you. This will start bringing things under some control. But as I said, therapy could be very helpful for you. Sincerely, – Anne

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