When we first become parents we’re shocked at how isolated we feel. The first years without ample support of an extended family are overwhelming.
There’s no shame in that. It’s really not about you or me. Almost everyone who is a parent knows that place of loneliness and anxiety.
In the culture we’ve created, we often parent in isolation. We can change that, each one of us.
The first step is to believe you’re not alone in feeling alone.
The second step is to reach out, telling someone that you feel alone, that you could use some help, a listening ear, a hug, a word of advice. An evening off!
If you suffer from isolation, take the first step today. You never know what might happen if you do.