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I left a career and stayed home for 11 years to raise my 4 c

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I left a career and stayed home for 11 years to raise my 4 children. For the past year I've worked part time to remain flexible for my kids (my narc husband is no help). I'm at the point where I want to find full time work with benefits, knowing that If I ever leave this is the right first step. He works from home. I'm paralyzed in my job search; like I have no self esteem, a huge gap in my resume, and when I envision a real job and real co-workers, what's that like? Do those of you who haven't left yet just keep your reality a secret? Sometimes I feel like I would just tell everyone what a [email protected]@ss my husband is and how he treats us and what he says merely because I have no real support. Which probably isn't exactly good for the workplace! If you work and are still in the relationship, how do you handle it?

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Mar 13

@Scat Good suggestion. I just need to push myself to start instead of holding myself back. I agree, exercise does help, I recently quit running because of foot pain and cold temps...need to just get back at it and hope it elevates my mood. And, I agree, coming here helps me too! The book I am reading suggests staying away from online support groups but I find this so valuable. Sometimes when I'm stuck at home over the weekend I just read posts to feel less alone.

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Mar 13

I wonder why the book said that about support groups. I love this site. The support has helped me make major decisions toward my exit strategy and act on them. So helpful. It also keeps me from lashing out at the narc having someone to talk to and encourage me.

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Mar 13

@Scat Not sure, because everyone here has so much knowledge and insight and you know what else?! I keep coming on here, like today, and realized I get something from here that I don't have at home with my narc. Support and empathy! I am so grateful for that.

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