Hello everyone, I'm a young mother. Very capable of doing things on my own however, my family was struggling at home financially. So I moved in to help my mother and father. The agreement was that they would watch my child while I worked ( 9-6 Monday to Friday) and all I had to do was pay rent. So I thought sweet I get to be back home with my family. However things didn't turn out like I thought.. it's been a year since I moved in and I'm hardly ever able to leave my house other then to go to work. In case you're wondering yes when I get home from work all my time is spent with my son. But sometimes I'd like to go out, for coffee with friends or shopping. However I get a lecture for being gone all the time and I'm being told I'm a horrible mother. Things have gotten so bad I feel depressed and I dread coming back home after work. I know if I left they'd be struggling again.. I just don't know what to do. I just want to throw in the towel.. what should I do? I'm afraid of losing my family again but I also want to be free.