I'm sat crying downstairs, OH gone to bed. This has been brewing for a while. I teach full time, and have been since LO was 5 months old. LO now nearly 9 months. Not something I particularly wanted to do, but financially this seemed the only viable option. My guilt has become overwhelming recently, to the point nwhere I am distraught when I get home after parents' evening with LO already fast asleep, and teary a lot of other evenings when I get home. I think me be emotional is also down to tiredness and pressures at work. Last week, I said to OH I couldn't cope with it any more and I wanted to apply for 3 days a week. He has already applied for part time (we had originally agreed this as I am the higher earner). As you all know work life balance is very tricky, especially when you have a family. The work hours are massive and I don't know how to have a work life balance any more. I can't go in early any more, and rarely can stay late. I thought keeping one day free at the weekend would be ok, but OH was angry tonight saying I hardly spend any time with them and he has made me feel even more guilty. I am very angry and upset right now as I don't think he had any right to say that. He knew full well that if I can't stay late, or get in early, the work had to be done sometime - and I can't see any other time than after LO in bed, and 1 day weekend. It's not like I actually want to do all this ****!!! But it's my job!! I've already said no to 4+ hours of extra curricularm I don't know what else I can do. He seems to think I can just say no to anything after school. How can I make him see that being a teacher isn't like the vast majority of jobs? I do 1 hour 3-4pm Y11 GSCE revision, and 1 meeting till 4.30pm. Other nights I can (and frequently do) leave with the students. I have a 30-40 minute commute. Sorry for long post. Thanks for reading xxx Feels good to get it off my chest.