We’re both very young, she being 23 and me 22, and we’re raising our 4 year old daughter. Please don’t judge, we’re all sinners. She’s very depressed lately, working a full time job she hates and having no time to discover herself, which is what everyone our age should be doing. To top things off, I have a felony for the next 2 years holding me back from any job of worth. I’m going to school which takes a lot out of my schedule, and trying to exercise myself physically and learn trades which also takes so much from my time as well.
We both are exhausted and have no time, especially her, who has sacrificed so much recreation time that she is just living a life of nonstop work for a family that will not appreciate her. She’s gaining weight. She’s been prescribed anti-depression pills for her rare anxiety attacks which I have told her I wouldn’t recommend she take (I don’t think they’re necessary at this point and will do more harm than good). I tell her she needs to find a passion in life but she can’t and often refuses to believe she has time or the willpower. I encourage exercise and she resents it because she knows it’s true. I encourage spiritual growth and discovery but she feels restless and hasn’t yet caught the bug that is the awesomeness of our faith. She is lost, and she needs help.
I realized that I need to start working, but my time schedule won’t allow for anything full-time, if I get bad grades (and this class I’m taking requires hours of work each day) then it delays my felony removal. If I can just find a job, something that will make up for the amount of money she’s making (roughly 1k every 2 weeks) then she can quit her job and take her life back. Even if I could just find something that could enable her to pick a part-time instead of full-time job, it would make all the difference. But what can I do? Please, help, any suggestions would be wonderful and I thank you for your time.