Should I Seek Help?
I am a stay-at-home mom with two toddlers. Most of the time I feel fine, but lately I feel like something in my head is not quite right. I get very angry with the older child for not being quiet enough to let her sister sleep. I have fatigue that I can not shake. I feel that the days I really let my anger go, that i'm just really tired. i know this is no excuse to talk the way i do to my older child or act out the way I have been, but it's the only logical explanation that I can see. I feel alone and trapped even though I have support from my family. I don't feel that I am receiving the help i need when people are helping. I'm confused by my anger because I am in a good spot in my life.
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