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I am having a terrible time at the moment. I'm a full time primary school teacher and mum. I am also the only family member my recently widowed Dad has and he needs supporting. Yes, lost my Mum in July so grief still raw. My work demands and family demands are never ending. Work is especially bad as despite all the hours and hard work, I have been told results are still not good enough. Stress in the home is being caused by spiralling debt and an 11 year old crying out for attention (doesn't get much when I have to work till 10 most nights). I feel totally trapped. I have a nice boss but as sympathetic as he is the whole education system is like this. He is being breathed on by the head of our Multi Academy trust so new demands are made of him, he of his staff and so on. I've had to deal with abusive parents this week too - all because I asked to see them concerning the fact that their child is not doing any homework. My attempts to assist the family with a time management plan were thrown back in my face.
I can't just leave because I can't afford to and I'm too old to train for anything else. I've left home and I'm sitting in a car park wondering what on earth to do. I've had suicidal thoughts all day.
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