Most people experience at least once in their lifetime a toxic relationship. Toxic relationships are so described because they ultimately cause you more pain than good. However, while they might be easy to explain on paper, they are tricky to identify in real life – especially if you are in the middle of it.
Nobody likes to receive the dreaded phone call that lets you know that a loved one is going to the hospital. Anxiety. Fear. Emotional despair. All these could take over and guide your future actions. But you need to stay strong because your loved one will need your help to go through this situation.
When you become a mom you suddenly realize what it’s like to love somebody unconditionally; you would do anything for your little one, no matter what the situation is. You develop a second nature which means you are fiercely protective and caring at all times.
‘Money doesn’t lead to happiness’ we often heard when we were children. However, as we grow, we might come to feel that this statement isn’t entirely true.
What do you do when your situation forces you to take up a side income job? What if you don’t have the time to plan it like you wanted or have the means to dream big? This is where we found ourselves at for the last few weeks…
See, the doctors call it uncontrolled, brittle, difficult, unpredictable, confusing and they feel sorry for me because I am trying so hard. I tell my husband it is tiring, exhausting, makes me feel lost, depressed and exhausted, it seems like a full time job. You can call it Type 1 Diabetes with super high risk pregnancy. The pregnancy has gone pretty well, up until 3 weeks ago. Now, at 7 months pregnant, I have had 2 hospital visits in the last 3 weeks, daily struggles to control my diabetes and am now only able to work about 2 days a week, if that much! And it is all due to having a chronic disease that doesn’t play by the rules.
Money… the lack of it, the way it is spent, stressing over, working 40+ hours a week for it. And if you are trying to do life with a spouse, well, then it is double the trouble as you try to do this whole money thing together. Seriously, you know that money is the #1 reason for divorce in America, no wonder it feels like you are trying to pull a lion’s teeth every time you try to talk about it. So let’s find a better way to do this, let’s pretend budget conversations are like eating dinner.
Yes, you read that right…. A chore list that works and saves you time. See, I work 11 hours a day, plus have about a 40-minute commute. Run the time for that – I eat dinner around 9:30 pm and only have a few minutes to clean my house or to take care of any of the chores. A few years ago, when I was getting my master’s degree, I came up with methods to make chores, cooking and house responsibilities less time consuming and easier to deal with.