Why Can’t I Do My Housework?

Question: Dear Luise: I am 25 years old with a 3 year old. I have a gigantic problem with doing my house work. No matter how hard I push myself I cannot bing myself to do it. Its like there is this invicible wall that is stopping me. I’m a single mum so there is no one that can help me, and I’m tight on cash as my little one’s father does not support us at all. I need to know how to fix this so that I can be a great mum and so that I can have the lovely home that I want. I’m starting to get more and more dispondant with life and the only one that can bring me out occasionally is my 3 year old. I need help, I don’t know what to do any more, I’m going crazy. J.

Answer: Dear J.: Talk to your doctor about this and see what he recommends. It sounds to me like you need medical and possibly psychological attention. The sooner, the better.

I had that problem when I was a young mother (60 years ago) and it was horrible. I got help and became a “neatnick.” No one could imagine that there was ever a dirty dish in my sink or a task left undone.

Most of us can’t get out of that kind of a block without professional help. Please be good to yourself and get checked out. You and your child deserve the best. Blessings, Luise

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