I am also aware of the critism and at times I am do not wish to open up with family and friends. They have no idea the high stress levels I have sometimes and think that since I only have one child that my life is easy. Having the one child who is under 5 years consumes so much of my time and I do get exhausted. She always looks to me as a playmate when I have so much I need to do.
Each year I do attempt to make some changes to improve my life. This year I'm looking into doing a meditation course to improve my stress levels, anxiety and self esteem.
If you like we can meet up face to face. I'm not sure how I can give you my email address or phone number online without losing my privacy.