Originally Posted by camtorres15
I am married, have 2 small children, a job, and I pretty much take care of everything in the house--bills, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. Sometimes I think I just get overwhelmed by it all. Not sure how to get my hubby to help me out more. I've been doing it all for so long (been married 10 years) and I think he's used to it.
You sound exactly like me when my panic/anxiety started. I eventually had a nervous breakdown, walked out on my job, and didn't (or couldn't) get off the couch for a month. This happened nine years ago and I haven't worked outside the house since then. My husband has been a great moral support and we've been lucky he's been able to financially support us on his own. I know that isn't possible for everyone, and believe me, we just scrape by. I feel guilty that I don't contribute financially, but I try to be the best housewife/stay-at-home mom I can be.
Anyway, I would start looking for support groups by asking my doctor or his staff. Then I'd look for a psychotherapist that specializes in anxiety disorders and ask if they do group counseling. I'd also do an internet search for your area. I would also try to reduce your work load in any area you can, like having your hubby help with laundry, cooking, or taking over paying the bills. You should also have a long talk with him about your anxiety and how you need his support because in my experience, it will get worse if you try to shoulder this alone.
My heart goes out to you.