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When Motherhood (or Life) Isn’t Working

Happy Mother’s Day to those who get the raw end of the deal, to those whose families feel they never measure up, or to those who felt motherhood would be something that it’s not.  There’s the fantasy and the reality.  If you’re fortunate, the fantasy becomes the reality.  If you’re not, the reality is a rough and rude awakening.

I’m sorry it turned out this way.

It’s a shame that you’re underestimated, and underappreciated, and underwhelmed by their utter lack of respect.  I’d like to say that it will get better, but honestly, it probably won’t.

All you can do in certain situations is stand up for yourself.  You’re important.  You matter.

Don’t descend to their ugliness.  Don’t consider it normal.  Don’t allow it to reflect upon you, but on them.  All of the little comments and digs meant to wear you down and cause you pain, don’t even give them another second’s thought.  Your ears are not their dumping ground.  Their attitudes and issues did not start with you.

Something went south, something went sour, something went strange, and no one cared to reach out and save the ship from sinking.  Instead, it became worse with every passing day.

Take care of yourself, my friend.  There are people in the world who will celebrate you, rather than tolerate you, who will want to spend time with you, and tell you what a great, fantastic, warm and loving woman, wife, mother, friend, and human being you are.

 

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