Do you ever feel, or have you ever felt, guilty for wanting a break from your children?
nope, I think it is normal to feel that way from time to time. Love isn't defined by time spent, but rather what you are willing to do for your children.
so no, i dont feel guilty at all.
I would not feel guilty at the moment I felt that way - then when I finally got a break, maybe running to the store ALONE leaving them with their dad, I would feel guilty once I calmed down - then I started to miss them.
No, definitely not. I appreciate them more when I get away from them for awhile. A person cannot be around children 24/7 without a break of some kind. You will lose your mind. A walk without them is very good for your mental health.
Absolutely not, all parents need a break and I'm certainly no different. My husband has been in medicine most of his life, and in that capacity has seen his share of child abuse cases. He told me that one thing most of the abusive parents have in common is that they do love their children, they seem bewildered that they were the ones to hurt them like that, and they just snapped. They didn't acknowledge or act on their personal limits, they didn't take that break when they needed to, and the child ended up being the one to suffer. With this in mind, I try to always be mindful of my mood and level of patience when I'm with my children, and make sure I take the time out I need in order to give them the patient, loving, even-tempered parent they need and deserve.
I don't think it is all that uncommon to want or need a break from your kids every now and then. I have some health problems and my kids range from 17 months to 12 years old so when we my pain is bad I usually send them to my sister-in-law's for a day. And during the summer my 2 step-sons spend days sometimes weeks at time at her house. The benefit for me and my husband is that she only lives about a mile from our house.
I would hope that people wouldn't feel guilty for wanting some time away from their kids. As long as it isn't all the time and they aren't trying to avoid their kids.
I used to, especially early on when she was a newborn. But I learned that it is okay to need a break sometimes. 24 hours a day of fulfilling someone's needs without filling your own can make a person go absolutely mad.
As a single mum I need to take a break to be the best mum I can be. I also think it is important that children develop healthy relationships with their dad and other people. So I see "breaks" as healthy for all of us. Guilt is usually a sign of something else wrong intrapersonally or comes from an unhelpful historical message.
No because I have learned I'm a much better mother when I have time to myself. I think it is healthy for parents to have time apart from their children and children to have time apart from their parents.
No i never felt guilty for wanting some me time, alone but, when they are not around i start to feel lonely and i miss them. Sometimes i don't want to live with them but then again they are who I live for!
Yes, my two sons are grown and my daughter is in high school and I still feel guilty if I don't take them with me. When I see sites I think which child would enjoy being there or experiencing that particular place.
It is a good idea to have a break from your kids especially when they are young and more needy but as parents it's normal to miss them and feel guilt because you are having fun while they are home.
Even though they are older we still go on family trips together and those are some of the most fun we have.
by harmony155 4 years ago
For those that don't have children: do you feel guilty for not bringing new life into this world?
by BritInTexas 6 years ago
Do your family ever make you feel guilty about the life path you chose?In 2007, at the age of 31, I left my home in England and moved to Texas, USA, and got married. Since that day, my parents and one sibling have subtly made me feel tremendous guilt for 'leaving' them, and will often ask why...
by AdsenseStrategies 8 years ago
One topic I have never seen mentioned on these threads is that of religious guilt.Isn't that one of the reasons that people leave their religions behind, however?Does religion make you feel guilty a lot? Did you belong to a religion and left it because of the guilt
by Trilla 5 years ago
Have you ever come between a relationship? Do you feel guilty, or don't care? (It's Killing me!)I went to meet some guy yesterday, who was perfect! Smart, intelligent strong and sexy... I thought he was out of my league and decided not to make a move. However he did, and I couldn't say No. The next...
by Charlie LeSueur 19 months ago
Does anyone else feel that organized religion is built on a foundation of making you feel guilty?I feel that in order for an organized religion to run successfully it must be predicated on the fact that you must feel guilty on a number of levels. Guilty if you: 1. Aren't coming to church. 2. Don't...
by Nicola Thompson 6 years ago
Are there any foods you feel guilty eating?not just weight wise, but environmentally, ethically, etc
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|