Did you find your mom crying in bed? It can mean so many different things, from stress to having just a good cry. Or did that sappy movie get her again?!
One time, my mom was crying in bed. I asked her what was wrong, but she shook her head and said she didn’t want to talk about it. I knew she was distraught, so I sat down and put my arm around her. We stayed there until she finally calmed down enough to talk.
She told me that she had been feeling stressed out lately. She had a lot of work to do and felt overwhelmed. And on top of that, she was also dealing with personal problems. I could tell she was struggling, and I felt terrible for her.
I told her I loved her and would always be there for her. And then I gave her a big hug. It felt good to be able to comfort my mom like that. Sometimes all she needs is someone to listen and understand.
Whatever the reason, it’s essential to be supportive and try to understand what might be going on with her.
Why is mom crying in bed?
Here are some potential reasons why your mom might be crying in bed:
Personal Time is Important
Let’s be honest. Moms have nonstop, hefty schedules. Sometimes they become exhausted and want some alone time, so they stay in bed. It’s all about self-care, eating, drinking, watching a great chick flick, and maybe some crying or laughing. But sometimes, moms do not get enough self-care, and then you find mom crying in bed.
Time Demands are Nonstop
Children bring us the greatest gifts. We are so grateful for our children. Caring and nurturing for another human being from infancy through adulthood creates additional time burdens and stress. Most mothers feel like they are pulled in a thousand directions all day, from spending time playing with the kids to laundry, cleaning the house, to dinner, to the hundreds of items that are a constant stream of thoughts in their minds. There is not enough time in the day.
Financial Stress is Rising
Caring for your children and your family is a big financial commitment. Money, bills, finances, etc., is constantly on one’s mind, and budgets are squeezed daily. Kids are expensive and need a lot. It’s no surprise that you may find mom crying in bed over whether the household finances are in check.
Relationships Need More Attention
As mothers invest the necessary time into their relationships with their children, sometimes other relationships take a back seat, especially when children are young and need more attention. Mothers of young children often feel torn between meeting the needs of their little ones and still having the energy for stimulating conversation and even sex with their husbands or partner.
They may also find it more challenging to make time for their friends as they juggle all the responsibilities on their shoulders. Mothers need friends, but where is the time?
Anxiety and Worries are a Constant Plague
When your kids are young, you worry about their development and growth. Moms constantly analyze their actions and their kid’s behaviors and check them against other children. There is not one approach, and there is no right or wrong. It’s no wonder that mothers continuously question themselves and have constant anxiety over “am I doing it right?”
Mothers need to take time for themselves. A depleted mother is no good to her partner/husband and children. Try to be the best self you can be. Even if you take a five-minute break, do it. It may save you and your children from finding a mom crying in bed.