Anyone else out there in this category - I have shared custody of my two boys - so basically one week with me and one with my ex - it's been working for the boys for almost 4 years now. We live in the same town - and try to keep consistency for them. But for me - on the weeks I have them - my life is 100% consumed with running the house and all of their activities. By the time they go back to their ex - I am exhausted and spend the week (in addition to work) running errands, cleaning the house, and basically getting ready for the next week. I try to include social activities dinner with a girlfriend - but is it possible to ever make a relationship work with this type of schedule??? I know that my job as MOM is a priority but on the weeks they are with me - I am running around like a crazy person just trying to keep up with them - I get very depressed and struggle with my thoughts of lonliness and even wonder if I should be thinking about spending time on building a relationship. My last long term relationship after the divorce was a disaster due to his anger and control issues and jealousy over the pieces of my divorce that at the time were yet to be finalized. It's been six months since that relationship has ended and I don't know what to do with these feelings. I am new to this site and have been very inspired by the posts to this community and love the honesty - so bring it on!
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