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Why a Mother Needs Friends

Why a Mother Needs Friends

Children bring joy to a family. However, looking after them is a very difficult job for their mother. She has to constantly see to their needs as well as protect them from harm. Caring for her children can leave a mother exhausted and stressed out. To combat the fatigue, a support group is necessary. This is where her friends come in.

Children bring joy to a family. However, looking after them is a very difficult job for their mother. She has to constantly see to their needs as well as protect them from harm. Caring for her children can leave a mother exhausted and stressed out. To combat the fatigue, a support group is necessary. This is where her friends come in.

Share Your Feelings with Someone

As a mother, you have to deal with many issues. From dealing with a cranky baby to getting admission for your toddler in a good playschool, each task may sometimes feel like an ordeal. At such times, you need someone else to talk to. Many women would choose their husband. However, more often than not, men are busy with their jobs and have no time to listen to their wife when they come home.
If you have friends, you can share your troubles with them. If your friends are mothers themselves, it makes things even better. You can share your doubts and fears with a mother who has been through the same situation with her own children. It is not necessary for all women to have the same problems. Even if your friend has not gone through the exact same experience, her tips and views may still prove invaluable. In addition, simply having someone to talk to can take a load off your mind.
If you are a new mother, you can really benefit from the wisdom of older mothers. On the other hand, if you are a mother of older children, you can help a new mother with her fears. Doing this gives you a sense of confidence and makes you feel better about yourself.

Take Care of Your Self

A woman can become so engrossed in caring for her home and family that she often forgets to care for her self. Friends can keep a check on her and ensure that she takes time out for her self. They can help her to enjoy her free time without feeling guilty about neglecting her children. Her friends can also watch over her and check for signs of burnout. It is vital that a mother have some time for her self. After all, a healthy mother is able to meet her family's needs better.

How to Find Friends

Forging friendships is not that difficult a task. As a mother, you can find friends easily. Here are some examples.

  • Children's playtime: This is one of the easiest ways to meet other mothers. Setting up play dates for your child gives you a chance to interact with other women on a more personal basis. Since these women have children of the same age as yours, it allows your children to develop better social skills. You can discuss developmental milestones and current issues with these women to ensure your child is developing normally.
  • Support groups: Support groups are another great way to meet people. A mother's support group will have women of different ages and coming from diverse backgrounds. This gives you a chance to get to know people you would have not come into contact otherwise.
  • Online friends: The online community can act as a catalyst for the formation of relationships between people. There are plenty of online groups dedicated to motherhood. It even includes groups for parents of children with special needs. You can not only talk to other mothers on a variety of topics but also post your queries and receive the answers almost instantly.
  • Old friends: Many women lose track of the friends they had while in school or before they were married. However, these friends are among the most important since they are a link between your past and your present. Staying in touch with your old friends helps you remember your life before you became a mother. At the same time, motherhood allows you to share new experiences with your friends and therefore find new ways to connect with them.
A mother needs to take special care of her self. Having a good group of friends gives her strength and courage to face the trials and tribulations of her life. It also allows her to share the many joys of being a mother.


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Parul
Parul.8 years ago
being at home can be lonesome for mother after the child goes off to school. it it at this time, they need some support groups.
 
 
 
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Shuyoma
Shuyoma.8 years ago
some time off is great for rejuvenation and relaxation. A mother needs some 'Me' time.
 
 
 
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Mahima
Mahima.8 years ago
quite true. friends are a great support group and they also give solutions to some problems
 
 
 
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Do you think it is important for mothers to have their own friends? How do friends keep a mother happy? Do lonely moms get stressed out?
rashi rashi
Hi rr, i m having a same problem.Ican understand ur problem very well.i m trying my best to make friends.but due to my shyness i feel uncomfortable to communicate.nobody understands me.i can feel ur p...
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RR RR
U r all right,being a mom at home can be very lonesome,esp if u r away from ur country and loved ones.My problem is that I' m very socially handicapped..extremely painfully shy.I can' t make myself sm...
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Irina Irina
I agree that a woman needs to be away from her children sometimes. It is not a bad thing or it does not mean that she loves her children less. It is just a sign of needing some time off. When I was yo...
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