on how families spend time.
SAH doesn't stress me, I love SAH much more than WOH. I'm just saying I'm more stressed since SAH, I think it's due to other things. My life has changed a lot since SAH. I went from having one child to having three, I went from hating cleaning to being in charge of most of it, we stopped the maid once I SAH, we got a dog and I'm not a dog person, though I do have high standards for dog care and the dog lovers in this family leave something to be desired, I am taking 3 graduate courses a semester, one of my stepkids no longer goes to his mothers house so he's always here even when my dh is traveling, since I'm SAH with two kids and one part-time, plus a full time stepkid the fact dh travels is more stressful, I have a chronic illness which has not gotten back under control since my pregnancy, it is exacerbated by stress, I have a dd with a physical developmental delay and not too long ago was diagnosed with celiacs, I changed birth control methods and my PMS is like nothing I've ever experienced, etc., etc.
I normally like chaos and change, and I do fine with those, and since my illness is triggered by stress I've learned to really minimize the things I experience as stress in an effective way. But the last couple years have added a lot for me to learn to cope with, and I'm still working on it.
I don't know, sometimes they are the ones who are wound too tight. They plan and are very organized because they don't like unexpected things. At the outer edge, there are the control freaks. Sometimes it is the more laid back ones that are less stressed by life's ups and downs.
This would be me, too, lol.
This makes me think of a comedy sketch where the comedian talked about how he and a friend of his (who was high on weed at the time), encountered a bear in the woods. He took off running, but then realized his friend wasn't with him. When he looked back, his friend was raising his hand and pledging to prevent forest fires. The bear went away and the friend said "Man, Smokey is much more intense in person."Same situation, two different perceptions.
I think the problem comes with anyone saying "Life is....." There's going to be someone who disagrees with it, because for someone, their life might not be that.
Recently many of the news outlets were reporting on a study that found a lot stress to be age related. Those in their 20's were at lot more stressed out than the over 50 crowd.
They speculate that it is because of experience. Those in their 50s have a lot more "been there, done it" time under their belts.
I am finding it to be true and think that they are right on their speculation as to why.