I have an 18 yr old son & an 11 yr old girl. I hate it when I see them displaying traits & habits they've obviously learned from me, easy frustration, timidness to try things& worry.
My own mother was depressed my whole life & I know it was not pleasant & I picked up her pessimistic outlook & lack of coping skills.
They are great kids & I love them with all my heart but I feel like I am damaging them. My son came to me with a problem & I tried my best to give him encouraging words but I honestly just felt gloom and doom for the situation. I felt like, "please, no more, I can't handle any more." He needed me, his mom, to give him guidance & make him feel strong enough to get through it & I had nothing to give him but empty words. Breaks my heart.😞