Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sharing emotional burdens

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:35 PM
What are the practical steps that we can take in joining together in mommyhood?

1. Share emotional burdens: When your stressed out or having difficulty with a parenting issue (or any issue) share it with a girlfriend. We have experience in doing this, we’ve been sharing our lives with our girlfriends since childhood. Often as adults and moms we tend to either bear our stress alone or depend on our husbands or the latest magazine to offer support. Our husbands are very helpful, but they don’t experience parenthood like we do. There are just certain challenges that moms face that our husband don’t understand. It’s not because they don’t care, it’s just that they generally have different responsibilities as a parent and experience parenthood (and life) differently than we do. They have their strengths and can support us in many ways, but there are some aspects of mommyhood that only another mom can truly understand. And magazines are very helpful. They are full of experts and experienced moms, but there is just not the personal touch and understanding that another mom can offer. You can’t bounce things off of a magazine. Sometimes just talking about an issue helps us to resolve it. And I have often been surprised how similar my mommy struggles are to what other moms are going through.

1 comments on "Sharing emotional burdens"

Robyn Malvasia on March 14, 2008 at 10:30 PM said...

I think women especially need this, I have not met many women that dont need to talk things out. Men generally dont handle things the same way. It has really helped me to have girlfriends to share with and to have a shoulder to cry on.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sharing emotional burdens

What are the practical steps that we can take in joining together in mommyhood?

1. Share emotional burdens: When your stressed out or having difficulty with a parenting issue (or any issue) share it with a girlfriend. We have experience in doing this, we’ve been sharing our lives with our girlfriends since childhood. Often as adults and moms we tend to either bear our stress alone or depend on our husbands or the latest magazine to offer support. Our husbands are very helpful, but they don’t experience parenthood like we do. There are just certain challenges that moms face that our husband don’t understand. It’s not because they don’t care, it’s just that they generally have different responsibilities as a parent and experience parenthood (and life) differently than we do. They have their strengths and can support us in many ways, but there are some aspects of mommyhood that only another mom can truly understand. And magazines are very helpful. They are full of experts and experienced moms, but there is just not the personal touch and understanding that another mom can offer. You can’t bounce things off of a magazine. Sometimes just talking about an issue helps us to resolve it. And I have often been surprised how similar my mommy struggles are to what other moms are going through.

1 comments:

Robyn Malvasia said...

I think women especially need this, I have not met many women that dont need to talk things out. Men generally dont handle things the same way. It has really helped me to have girlfriends to share with and to have a shoulder to cry on.

 

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