I am a single mother and having a difficult time finding the strength to stand up for myself. I am passive mostly, so that is taken advantage of. I do not feel a need to fight for any reason a person can think of. I feel a need to be in control of myself. I get really angry at little things the kids do wrong and blow things out of proportion. I feel I am damaging them. I feel sick a lot and out of control. I feel like I can never be normal or be respected by others that live near me. I am afraid that things will never get better. I do not know what to do. I am lonely and afraid.