Stress is a fact of life. "Good stress" is usually acute, temporary and resolvable. This kind of stress motivates your "personal best" performance. "Bad stress" is more likely due to circum-
Everyone feels anxious and "stressed out" from time-to-time. However, clinical anxiety causes significant emotional distress and leads to significant impairment in daily living.
Depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and emptiness, diminished interest or pleasure, irritability, insomnia or hypersomnia, loss of appetite or ...
There are numerous self-help books and live seminars a parent can use to learn how to better interact with their child and co-parent. Psychotherapy can be an important adjunct to this information so that you may recognize how patterns from the past require changes on multiple levels (i.e. behavioral, affective, and cognitive). It is helpful to try new interaction patterns, methods of discipline, and communication tools with the guidance of a professional who can encourage you to overcome the expectations we all carry from the past.