Time to yourself, like 100% to yourself, is more than important it is needed. Like, it is needed. I am sure I am not alone in saying that I would be there and give you some time alone if I could. I am going to be thinking about you. I am going to try not only to give emotional support but think of something to help you with some time you need. I will be thinking about this. With the step daughter, that is difficult. Is she one you have to take care of, if not how often do you have to interact with her? Not that I have a suggestion right now, but I am curious.
This also may not help with anything, but I used to pee my pants, I mean way later than I should have been peeing my pants. I think it was the situation I was in. Something about it just caused those issues with me, and it looks like I may not be alone.
Okay, I am going to jump from the emotional support to suggestions, but I am still here for emotional support. Take a look at the link below. It contains a link for every state offering some help with child care. I am just taking a guess here, but what if you could get some assistance would even just equate to a couple days a week. If you could do this it would give your wife's mother a couple days break. This would not only help her, but if she could get three days free, maybe she would be willing to watch your kids a weekend day, or even part of the day. I know this seems like something else, but if you could get some free help it would make a big difference. Don't go into it expecting anything, but if you do get something, then that is something to help you.
And Akari, you can keep updating us. Even if you have a regular day and nothing specific to say. Say hi, tell us you are tired, or had a good day. Say it's Friday and you don;t have to work on Saturday but are going to be spending it at home with your kids, or just log in real quick to say and that you have to log back out. Just to talk with people who want to talk with you.
Edited by Harlow, 16 April 2019 - 05:25 PM.