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Struggling to get back into work


A Celt

Jan 10, 2021
Hi, I had a long slow decline in mood over several months last year. To be honest I didnt even realise it was happening until my wife confronted me about it. Unfortunately when she did, part of that conversation included her informing me that she has reached her limit of looking out for me, and that our marriage is probably at an end. This caused my mood to go through the floor.
Almost quit my job through just general despair, but thankfully my boss is a legend and was ultra understanding. Went to my GP and had my SSRI dose tripled to cope. Also was put on temazepam and zopiclone to try and get a proper sleep. Plus, after 10 years of offering, I took a referral for counseling.
Worked from home for a couple of months to limit exposure to extra tasks, and my boss controlled my workload.
Now, 3 days into work after holiday break, I'm disappointed to find myself feeling overwhelmed and jittery again. Can't focus on tasks and the usual strategy of writing out huge detailed 'To do' lists isnt helping.
Feel like I'm letting my boss down after he's been so awesome about the whole situation, so I'm reluctant to talk to him about it.
Damn, that turned into a download!
Can anyone suggest any possible coping strategies?


Well-known member
Dec 9, 2020
lots of people live single.

loss is an illusion. nothing can be added or substracted from reality or your self. you are eternally full.

everything you normally do can be done when u have depression. you just do it all slower.
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