Wow! That is my immediate reaction to your letter, to be quite frank!
You sound like you feel you are dying in quicksand. It sounds like you’re being buried alive there!
I do sympathize with your plight but I’ve also got to be honest with you. You must get yourself and your children help and support NOW!
You have had these two children and are responsible for them. While their dads are also responsible, it doesn’t sound like their responsibility is going anywhere fast, sadly.
Will you please go back to your GP and tell him what you have told me. There are lots of services in the HSE which are there to help you. You cannot keep going as you are!
You sound totally burnt out emotionally, psychologically and physically. Also the financial pressures are too much for you on your own. There are Social Welfare services and some family support systems in place within the HSE and other departments who are there to help.
If your doctor won’t help, try another one. In fairness, GP services are quite good once the patient lets the doctor know what’s really going on.
You are also allowed six sessions of therapy through the HSE when you have a medical card, and I expect you do. However, this will not be a quick fix so you will need to have patience. But if you preserve, it will work out for you.
You are so very young to have so much responsibility, this is tough for you, no doubt. You should be out having fun at your age! But you have brought two little ones into the world and they now need you or someone to take care of them. You cannot so all of this on your own so go and ask for the help and support you need and deserve.
With therapy and support you can also examine your family system and see if there is anything you can do there in terms of getting a better relationship built there.