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November 5, 2010 / Louisa Chan

Over Stressed Working Moms Looking To De-Stress

Dedicated To Those Stressed In Secret And Seeking A Way To Handle Stress

Working women play a daily game of balancing career/business and family life. You want to spend as much time as you can with your children to provide care and guidance. And you also want to shine at work (on top of wanting to be a supportive and loving partner)

And in an effort to excel in all that you do and to meet your very high expectations of yourself (including maintaining a healthy professional image and appearance) you may be slowly caving in on the inside.  

A survey conducted by Working Mothers found that 5.3 million women in the United States drink in an unhealthy manner.  More women are secretly turning to wine, vodka or xanax at the end of the day to wind own.

cannot make it through the day without these drinks. There seems to be more to it than just a harmless glass of wine. 

The shocking thing about this is that these women appear to be in control, their children are doing well in school and they are performing at work.

They do not go to bars or drink excessively during dinner. An you would never have guessed that they are progressively turning to and depending on alchohol to de-stress at the end of the day.  

Read more here [alarming stats] 

Read this, and if you know of anyone who may be suffering in secret because of the stigma attached to stress, let them know that there are support groups and help available. Deal with the root and not the sympton.

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