- Nov 14, 2014
Hey all. As the title suggests, I'm a newbie here. Not sure if this is the best place to post but I'm feeling a bit desperate. I feel like I'm at burnout stage and I can't see any solution. I am a solo parent of two, and am self employed, rarely getting a day off and when I do, it's running round after kids and catching up on housework etc. I am sooo tired all the time and go about life in a kind of robotic state. Business ticks along but is in hospitality so one week can be good, the next pretty average. I work around sixty hours a week and get paid for around 15 cos that's all I can afford to pay myself. I'm kinda over it... Over my kids even. They fight all the time (as kids can do) and I'm sick to death of everything. I have partner though we don't live together. We went into the business together but he retains his well paying job while I do all the work at the shop and look after my kids etc on my own. I'm financially in the poop and lost interest in everything. I have isolated myself and frankly have no energy to socialise anyway. My partner complains of me being tired and thinks an early night will help. Seriously, I coukd sleep for a week and still feel exhausted. He just doesn't get it. I'm feeling angry and resentful and just wanna pack up and leave everything behind. I don't know where to turn or how to turn these silly tears off :-( any suggestions?