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I Just Want to Stay at Home

Sep 09, 2009 - 2 comments
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When I am alone, I feel safe at home, but at the same time I feel like a prisoner. I am not able to work and I cannot stand the fact I cannot earn money for the household and some for me to just go out and buy something I like for me or for a gift for a loved one. I received a letter from Social Security and if I draw disability, the most I can get is $268.00 a month.  I was a stay at home Mom for years to raise our two children and did not have a job in the workforce. Mothers do not get credit for the job of raising children. That is so sad. After the children left the nest, I got my first job, thus the late start.  I did force myself to drive about 4 miles to do some business with my spouse. I'm glad I did. Tonight my mood plummetted and the tears started flowing. My legs were hurting (RLS) and I did not want to go to bed before Hubby came home from work.

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by Rustle, Sep 16, 2009
I just wanted to leave a little message to say that your first sentance really struck a chord with me. That is exactly how I feel sometimes. I wish I had something witty or encouraging to say. Knowing that there is someone out there who can relate is a help to me, perhaps it will be for you too. ((((hug))))

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by ElleRich, Sep 16, 2009
Hi Rustle,

Actually it's a relief to know I am not the only one who feel this way. Thanks for the comment and the (((hug)) , which is coming back to you.

Sincerely,

ElleRich

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