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This is the first time I've tried anything like this.. I'm 20, and a single mother. I was left by the father when pregnant, suffered bad depression during the pregnancy and had a traumatic labour resulting in a heart attack and an emergency c section. I was diagnosed with post natal depression when my child was 2 weeks old. The depression has continued, my little one is now two. I have been abused, mentally and physically since she was born, and before. I was made to be homeless when she was 3 months old and have spent the last 6 months fighting with my council as they keep fiddling with my benefits, so I'm under a huge amount of financial stress. I took a part time job hoping it would help me financially, my colleagues are in a clique that I don't fit in with and I'm constantly being pushed to the side and being taken advantage of. my little one goes to nursery and to pay for this I often go without things, my child goes without nothing, always fed and clean. I'm on my own, only one family member that will help, no relationship. No friends. I spend my nights alone with my cat and studying, as I want to do my nurses training next year. I feel alone, ridiculed by family for being on my own and for having no relationship. I can't go out as i only have childcare when I'm at work. My old friends want nothing to do with me, they have partners and lives that they put before our friendships and i understand that other things are more important. and yes, I am meant to take antidepressants, but I cannot afford them. I don't sleep and rarely eat.
So after my life story.. has anyone else felt like this? How did you get through it? Any advice is welcome but please don't tell me to get out more as i simply can't do it x
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