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Should you feel guilty for returning to work after having children?

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WorkingMum and childWhether to return to work straight after having children is a decision that many women battle with. For some women, the answer is plain and simple. If you have the luxury of being financially stable or have a partner who is willing to continue working, then it is much easier to be a stay-at-home mom. However, other women need to, or simply want to, get back into the routine of work.

Whatever decision you make, you shouldn’t feel guilty. However, it is important that you make the right decision for you and your family. Many women don’t want to miss out on the crucial stages of their child’s development whereas others feel that providing financial stability is the best way to give their children the best start in life.

You should always consult your partner first, as they will probably have particular views on how your children should be brought up. Parenting is a very personal thing, and every family is different. More and more people are also choosing to consult a psychic at TheCircle for example for guidance as to their future. However, if you are not a spiritual person, then discussing the matter with friends and family can be equally beneficial. If you know of any other moms who have been in a similar situation then it’s worth having a chat with them too to see how they coped.

You shouldn’t feel guilty if you do decide to return to work. For many women who have spent a great deal of time building a successful career, taking time away can be very difficult, both financially and mentally. It may be that you don’t have a choice but to return to work, particularly if you are the main breadwinner in the family.

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to your career future. When you have children, they become your main focus and whatever decision you make is likely to reflect that.

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