Funny enough I only found out about this term yesterday. Of course I knew what a 'stay at home girlfriend' was but not that is was referred to as SAHG. I caught a nasty tweet about about it on twitter, although I'm pretty sure the girl didn't mean for it to be that way. After that I decided to google being a SAHG and the results were just as hurtful.
I'm not proud to be a one but I didn't know people actually expected you to be ashamed of it. I am ashamed, and very much so. I'm a 24 year old college drop out, who's unemployed and spends her days at home waiting for her boyfriend. The number of times I've cried my eyes out about it is endless. I never thought I would end up like this, especially not after my au pair adventure. Everyone seems to think it's easy, the truth of the matter is that the pressure and shaming that comes with being a SAHG is unbearable. It caused me not to have the courage to make friends or even go out with my boyfriend's mates. Being a stay at home girlfriend meeting new people makes me nervous, what if they ask me what I do?! I tried the 'I'm looking for a job' answer but conversations quickly become painfully awkward. Also meeting old friends makes me uncomfortable. My boyfriend tells me I should be a proud blogger and vlogger, but am I really? I have very little self confidence about the stuff I do online and it's nowhere near where I would like it to be. I'm scared of a lot of things now, I'm even scared to walk into an employment agency. I find interview type situations incredibly intimidating and I'm not good in selling myself, improvising or public speaking. I'm absolutely mortified and this SAHG situation is not helping. I've been dying to start pilates or dance classes but I'm just too scared of what people will think of me.
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