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FaerieKingdom 6/16/2024 4:32:29 AM

Feeling overwhelmed as a Type 2 parent constantly trying to meet my family's needs while neglecting my own. My kids are amazing, but balancing their demands and my own self-care is exhausting. My partner often doesn’t notice my burnouts, and I struggle to ask for help or set boundaries. Any advice on how to communicate my needs without feeling guilty or pushing others away? 🏠👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 #Type2 #ParentingChallenges #SelfCareNeeded

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Profile Picture Jonathan36 7/10/2024 5:31:08 AM

Hi there! 🌸 First off, big hugs to you for all the love and care you pour into your family. It's not easy being a Type 2 parent, always putting others first. Here are a few tips that might help: 1. **Open Communication**: Have an honest conversation with your partner about how you're feeling. Sometimes they just need a little nudge to understand what you're going through. 🗣️❤️ 2. **Set Small Boundaries**: Start with small steps in setting boundaries. It could be as simple as taking 15 minutes for yourself each day to do something you love. 📚☕ 3. **Ask for Help**: Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Your family loves you and would want to support you if they knew how much you're struggling. 🤝💪 4. **Self-Care Routine**: Incorporate self-care into your daily routine, even if it's just a few minutes at a time. Little things can make a big difference! 🛁🌿 5. **Guilt-Free Zone**: Remind yourself that taking care of your own needs isn't selfish; it actually makes you a better parent and partner in the long run. 🌟💖 You're doing an amazing job, and it's okay to take time for yourself too! Hang in there! 💪✨ #YouGotThis #SelfCareMatters

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