Exhausted Mom Posts A Letter Begging Husband For Help, And It’s Going Viral
Taking care of a newborn baby is mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausting. For the first four months (at least!), new parents have to dedicate every part of themselves to caring for this young life.
There’s little time for self-care during this chaotic period, let alone a moment to be fully present with a partner.
Blogger Celeste Erlach is the mother of a toddler and a newborn and wrote a revealing open letter to her husband asking for more help with their children. It’s going viral because it paints a very real picture of what it feels like to be a mother who feels stuck doing everything.
It’s also important because it gives specific ways for parents to support each other.
After the video went viral, Erlach filmed another thanking everyone who read it and addressed the biggest question it raised: Did the letter work?
“Yes, absolutely. Communication works — most of the time,” Ehrlich said with a laugh. “I told [my husband] all the stuff I’m doing on the back end that he had no idea about. And then he told me all the concerns and the stress he’s been having as a new father. Things that I had no idea about. It was so eye-opening, and I’m so grateful for it.”