Near the end of that most difficult year, I was talking to a good friend on the phone who had moved away. We had been neighbors when our babies were small and had been great support for each other. There comes a point where you must just STOP and put your own oxygen mask on first. We are no good to anyone, least of all our kids, if we are a shell of a human being.
But I also reached out to friends.
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It can be hard to make yourself so vulnerable, especially with the lingering stigma of mental illness. But allowing vulnerability is what makes us strong. We met for drinks. She introduced me to a private online group of moms with similar experiences.
The relief of knowing I was not alone, of having a safe place to say whatever I was feeling, is indescribable. The burdens so many of these women carry are huge, and they are my heroes, my definition of courage and strength. Having a community of support like this makes all the difference in the world. So something else has got to make way.
Why would a clean house be more important than our own mental health? What do our kids possibly need more than a fully-functioning mom capable of connection?
We are their deepest need. Not the socks being in the sock drawer. And if you have friends who make you feel bad for that, you need to find new friends. An important part of self-care is only allowing supportive people into your life. To be honest, some things in my life are a mess right now. But I am not an empty shell of a human being.
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