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'My Husband Had An Affair With A Drop Off Mom'

In this week’s Confessions roundup, 23 parents vent about play dates, overstimulation, Mother’s Day, and more.

by Emma Coburn

Does the entire month of May — crammed with birthdays and holidays and school events scheduled at inconvenient times — give you anxiety? Well, you’re definitely not alone. And if it’s just Mother’s Day specifically that gives you anxiety, well, it seems you’re in good company there, too. This week in the Scary Mommy Confessional, readers shared their thoughts on this fraught and busy month, plus other topics ranging from sleep training and endless housework to a partner’s illicit affair. Read on for the full roundup.

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When does the overstimulation stop?!?

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I’m really afraid that I’m starting perimenopause at 36

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I’m sick of having to gentle parent other adults! I’m only mom to my kids!

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I feel so caught in the middle on mother’s day and I’m dreading it.

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I want a divorce so I can be a better mother.

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Society gives me so much crap for being a stay at home mother

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After having kids my husband and I are more distant than ever.

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Scared to host a play date bc my house is *very* kid lives here vibes

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Most car line parents are insufferable. Why are you there almost 2 hours early? It’s insane.

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Started anxiety meds today. I’m so proud of me for doing the hard thing!

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I don’t think I’ll ever have the strength to sleep train my baby, but I want some of my life back

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Hoping to not have to spend mothers day with MIL

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My surrogate is 11 weeks pregnant! Might have a baby after 4 years of infertility!

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I’m sad I can’t find a name I like for my son due in July.

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Unhappily married people make the workplace a war zone

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Does everyone have to parent their own parents once they have kids?

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I want to move my kids schools because my husband had an affair with a drop off mom

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I hate the month of May. Too many things always squeezed in & I want to run away til June.

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I’m considering seeing my a**hole ex out of loneliness

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I hate having to come home from work and do housework. It never f*cking stops

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I’m going to have to plan my own Mother’s Day. And I’m not happy about it.

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I’m having an affair and we are going on a trip together

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Ready to be done with nursing my 4th baby. And she’s only 6 months old. It’s draining me.

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