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Stay-home mum? You are not alone

I refer to Tee Hun Ching's column, Identity Crisis Of A Stay-Home Mum (Life, July 26).

I fully identify with her feelings.

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I went through a similar journey. It was not until I attended training to be a clinical counsellor that I learnt about my own needs and wants and how to re-live my life embracing such awareness.

Life is more joyful for ourselves and others when we understand ourselves.

Elsie Cheng


Thank you Ms Tee for putting into words all that I felt, but could not express all these years.

I relented and went back to work after just 10 months of being a stay-at-home mum, the hardest role I have ever played.

My boys are now 14 and 17, and I am undertaking another huge transition, which is to live life with the teenagers without a live-in domestic helper.

Annie Chan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2015, with the headline 'Stay-home mum? You are not alone'. Print Edition | Subscribe