(Closed) I Need Help Destressing (Update)

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1407 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@megz06:  I really recommend therapy. 

Post # 4
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  I was wondering how you did with the family.  Glad to hear you were able to speak your mind and be taken seriously.  

Post # 5
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@HannahGrace:  Kind of agree.


There is a lot of talk about post partum depression and anxiety, but not a lot about during which is just as prevelent. While the issues of people touching are common pregnancy complaints, having anxiety attacks so severe are not good for you or baby. As far as the comments about Christmas being better with the baby, I am sure they were meant as nothing but loving remarks. Not any reflextion on how they feel about you and the traveling you did this year. I think things are just piling up and nothing they could do or say at this point would be right to you. Please talk to your doctor, pregnancy hormones can be a real bitch.

Post # 6
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@megz06:  It sounds like you’re fed up and putting up some boundaries. This is really a good thing. But you know, people talk all the time about how important it is to put up boundaries between you and people who cause you stress, like it’s not difficult. But it is SO HARD! Even if you’re totally clear in your mind about what you need to do, as you are and have demonstrated, it doesn’t mean that others will take it very well. And when you’re taking a stand for your emotional health, it’s hard not to take every possible stab at you very personally. But be strong! It’s going to continue to be hard, until they get used to the idea that you are your own person and won’t bend to their every demand. It will take time. You’re doing the right thing. 

Post # 8
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It sounds to me like small things are adding up and becoming big things because it’s already a sensitive area. What does your spouse recommend? It’s his family and he might have some insights. i also second the therapy option. It’s hard to give advice on a board like this because we can’t see the big picture. Best of luck to you and I hope it works out okay for you. 

Post # 9
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am so glad you stood up for yourself!  I am not looking forward to ppl trying to rub my belly….even my own mom….  it’s creepy!

I have suffered from panic attacks for years, and it’s the most awful feeling ever. 🙁  I hope the stress and anxiety eases up soon. You need to do what’s best for you and the baby so if that means not seeing DH’s family, so be it. 

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