Seven Ways To Manage Parent Exhaustion According To A Psychologist

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Process your feelings.

Happy black woman talking to her boyfriend during breakfast at home.

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“Talk to those in your life who support your values and views. This may or may not be your family and friends. About a month ago, I started experiencing symptoms of depression so I talked to my spouse and best friend. By talking out my feelings I realized I needed space away from children and spouse and not just a 30 minute run to the store.  I needed hours of uninterrupted time to myself to re-center and find me again.  My wife took our kids to explore the woods in a nature park nearby for four hours two days in a row.  It was the best therapy I could have asked for at that moment. “

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