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Mummy with Depression and anxiety

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I feel trapped in my own head. It is difficult to brave a smile and get out of bed every morning for the children. But I do it. I do it because they are my everything.

I dislike life altogether. All i do is cry. It is cruel and selfish and it just filled with many people who only pretend to care. And i hate that I can't protect my children from this world, when they are older.

Life has not treated me well. I am in a toxic relationship and I am trapped.

If I could teach them 3 things. It would be how to become an individual who is positive, patient and confident. All things I am not so I don't know how to.

Anyone know how to self love?.
 
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Ohh 😭 I felt so emotional reading your post. Just know you are doing a great job as a mother!

It took me a few years for me to love myself in an unconditional way. I believe you can love yourself too. It takes time but you will get there.
 
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:welcome: to the forum. That is difficult isn't it? You sound like a really good mum and speaking as a mum myself I too wanted to protect my children from everything. I firmly believe that if you can give them a secure grounding then they will have the tools to face life and all its problems.

You sound quite low. Have you been to see your doctor? I think it might be an idea and apart from anti depressants he may prescribe ask for therapy. They can offer some for free. If not then you can always try to buy some which is about £35 - 40 an hour.

But unconditional love comes from those around you as much as within in my opinion. Have you got friends who could reach out to you to talk and make you feel a lot better?
 
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