We all know that being a Mom is great but it’s not without its challenges. It can leave you feeling isolated and lonely at times.
You’re Not Alone
If you’re feeling lonely or isolated you’re not alone. A recent report discovered that 51% of mothers with young children felt serious loneliness and 1 in 3 Americans suffer from serious loneliness. The recent pandemic has also exaggerated those feelings as we’ve all become cut off from friends and loved ones.
The Dreaded Mom Guilt
It is very common for Moms to feel guilt or shame because they feel lonely. They believe that motherhood should be enough for them and they have no right to feel isolated or lonely as they have this beautiful baby to care for. This simply isn’t true. You also need adult connections and that is nothing to feel guilty about.
The good news is there are some simple things you can do today to help with feelings of loneliness.
- Talk to someone about how lonely you feel
- Join Mom groups both online and in the real world
- No Mom groups in your area why not start one?
- Get out of the house
- Reach out to old friends
- Phone one person every day for a chat
- Use video chat to talk to friends and family
- Go to a mom and baby exercise class
- Make an effort to talk to people you meet when out and about
- Take a break for yourself