Posted by bissie66 on February 1, 2008, at 12:30:44
In reply to Re: Slacker » bissie66, posted by Dinah on February 1, 2008, at 11:42:49
I don't mind your asking. My daughter just turned 5. She's a handful, and like yours, my husband is inordinately helpful. There have been periods I've had to be a single Mom and I don't remember how I survived. Meds must have been working. It seems like he does everything. I was thinking of starting a post about that -- spouses/partners who take care of us -- is it helpful or enabling?
You mentioned driving -- do you not drive? I have a job but I can't manage to go to the grocery store or do other errands so my husband does all that stuff.
I agree - I don't think it's about self-motivation. I've tried all that. The only time I'm motivated is when my meds are working well. Ugh.
> That is hard. How old are your kids, if you don't mind me asking?
> I'm lucky in that my husband is inordinately responsible, and he's also good about driving me to do things.
> I find that I go through distinct phases. For a while everything is so foggy and fuzzy and I try so very hard to work and do what I need to do. Other times I feel sharp and alert and work flies effortlessly from my fingers. I can't think it's a change in motivating myself, because if anything I work far harder (trying to make myself work) when I can't work than I do when I can.
> I keep thinking there must be a physical component, but my doctors don't seem to agree.