I’m so overwhelmed by life

The day hasn’t gone at all as planned. 

Elliott woke up this morning and wasn’t feeling well.  I could have been more encouraging about trying school but Emmett was already home cause of his fever cycle and doctors appointment. 

Frankly, I didn’t have the energy to pick that battle today. 

I’m feeling really burnt out and completely overwhelmed by everything going in around me. 


There are so many things that I’m worried about and have to somehow take care of that even if Emmett weren’t climbing into bed with me at night, I still probably wouldn’t sleep.

It’s really hard to put into words the amount of stress that one feels as a special needs parent. 

I’m not discounting that parenting in general is stressful but special needs parenting is generally in a completely different universe of its own. 

Often times it’s a lonely and isolating experience, that the people around you just can’t fully comprehend because they are walking in your shoes.  Most of them mean well and truly want to help but it’s not always easy to figure out how. 

It’s even more isolating when your tackling this job on your own because you don’t even have
the built in support of the other parent.

It’s one of those days where the positive side of things is obscured….

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  1. I saw someone ask you if you talked to anyone about your feelings and you said you did. I’m curious if you’re talking to someone who can be objective. Your family will be supportive but will likely be Team Rob, and the same might be said of Dr. Pattie since the family has been going to her for so many years. It might be time to find a therapist who is yours and yours alone, and maybe look into some medication to get you over the divorce hump.

    • Good advice. I’ve been on meds for a couple of years and actually see my doctor in about a week.

      Actually, for me Dr. Pattie is ideal because she works with everyone and is aware of everything that’s going on. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, if that makes sense.

      What I need to do is pull the plug on any social media connections I still have with Lizze because then I don’t have anything being given thrown in my face…

      Thanks for caring Kim. ☺

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