Todays material resonates a lot with me because I am a mother of two kids (2 year old and 6 year old); the pressures of being a mother, wife and a full time employee are definitely contributing to my symptoms. Sometimes I wish that I lived in the "leave it to beaver" times where a woman's responsibility was just to take care of the home and the children. Modern women feel the pressure of being successful in several aspects of their lives (being a great mother, wife and still being a productive career woman). We look down upon women who just want to stay home and take care of the kids. Our culture/ society expects women to be able to do it all! We all can't be Martha Stewarts. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the expectations that I should fulfill. I come home from a long day at work and then have to take of my kids. I don't really have time to myself and if I do I feel guilty about it or my husband sometimes throws it in my face. Having one child was hard enough then my daughter came and it is much harder. Add chronic pain on top of that! I often think how our parents did it with several kids (my mom had 4, my grandmother had 12, my neighbor had 22 kids). Were these women crazy? How do you have time for yourself when you have all these kids? I guess some people are happy with several children. We hear stories of women CEO's saying that they could have it all (motherhood and career) but could todays modern woman really have it all without being ill or resentful?