Please help me determine if I need medical attention or not. I am under a lot of daily stress and seem to get annoyed and aggrevated at almost everything that my 13 yr old daughter says and does. I find myself so bothered over the littlest things that I almost can't stand being around her because all we do it fight and bicker over everything. My husband handles her great and has way more patience than I do. On the other hand I baby my 5 year old son and I tell myself that I do this because I don't plan on having more children and this is how I deal with him growing up to fast.
I DO NOT want to fight with my daughter on a daily basis. I want to figure out how to stop being mean and get along with her so she doesn't hate me, if she doesn't already. I love her and don't mean to be like this but I am ******n her because I want her to grow up to be a well educated successful adult.
I sometimes think I need an antidepressant to feel better so I can handle everything life throws at me. I think I may need some professional help but am looking for suggestions to avoid taking medication.
Thank you in advance for any helpful advice.