Beauty entrepreneur Maria Hatzistefanis explains why she’s made peace with the idea of giving up her friends
Things weren’t always this way. I used to be incredibly sociable before I had children – I’d regularly host dinner parties and arrange weekends with friends. I loved being surrounded by people at all times. But after my sons were born, my business took off and I just couldn’t do it. There was a time where I’d return from work at 7pm having not seen my children all day, then rush out to meet friends for dinner at 9pm, coming home completely exhausted. I was so tired and grumpy at work the following day, and I realised I couldn’t keep it up. I was unhappy and anxious, trying to tick all the boxes – be a good wife, mother, boss, friend. It was impossible.
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