I feel worn down both physically and mentally. I can't focus on work. I can't enjoy life.
My partner counts on me to be his rock and support him. I am always expected to "suck up" my problems because he has so many. He tells me that my problems will just add to his stress. I must try and deal with his problems and mine all at once. I don't have anybody to help and support me, because I'm always having to step up and help him.
I keep a lot bottled up inside. A family member recently passed away, but that was quickly overshadowed by his problems. It's like I don't even have time to figure anything out for myself because instantly I'm putting on my support hat and helping him through his issues.
I don't know what to do anymore. I'm physically, mentally and emotionally done.
I am a young mother of a baby under two years. I have a full-time job as well.
At home I have to prepare supper, and breakfast and lunch every evening for the next day. I also have to prepare my baby’s food. I have all the washing and cleaning to do as well.
At work I am overloaded because a colleague went on medical leave and I have to do her job as well as my own.
My husband expects a clean house but does not help me, even with the baby. I have talked to him about giving up my job, but he does not want me to. He just says I am not the first woman who is going through this phase and I must cope.
In the past few weeks I have had the most unbearable backache, and I am falling behind with everything. What can I do to get back on top of things again?