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January 30, 2015

How My Dreams of Blissful Motherhood Became a Nightmare

About six weeks after I have birth, I started a rapid decline into a state of complete misery. I would stare at the blank wall, sometimes for an hour straight, listening to the negative thoughts circulating in my mind.

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