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I Hate Being A Mother
All over the internet women are claiming "I hate being a mom". Search for that phrase and you'll be surprised to see what you'll find. Is this a new problem or are women just now feeling safe enough to admit it?
There are so many couples who desperately want children but they are unable to conceive. But, those who have been blessed enough to have children are climbing out of the woodwork to say they hate being a parent.
It's really hard to believe that anyone could hate being a mother. Sure every parent has those days where they miss the freedom they had before kids but to hate being a mom is another thing.
Why are we seeing so much of this now? Could it be possible that times have changed and things are harder now than they were before? I think it's a combination of many things.
A lot of mothers are now doing it on their own. Single parenting is hard mentally, physically, and financially. It would be extremely hard to raise children all by yourself, with no one to lean on.
In the past most mothers stayed at home with their children, that's not the case any longer. In todays world both parents normally work but mothers still bear the burnt of child rearing.
Also in the past women tended to stay closer to home. This means that they would be close to family members who would be able to step in and help with child care. When you live in a different state from your mother it's hard for her to help out.
These are all reasons why some mothers may resent their children, or hate being a mother. I will admit being a mother is not an easy job but by no means should you hate being a mom. Even when I'm on my last nerve a laugh from my baby will make it all OK again.
These mothers who hate being moms may actually be suffering from depression, which is some-what common after delivery. I myself suffered from it.
If you do hate being a mother please talk to someone about it. You may be suffering from depression and that is to be taken seriously. Don't miss out on all the joyful moments because you feel down.