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  1. Is this normal

    Thank you both for your support. I'm so happy to know that what I was experiencing is normal. the pain is unreal at times and the nightmares won't stop. But I know, one day I will overcome this and will be a stronger person that would make my mom proud. Jessica, I'm truly sorry about your recent loss. I hope that my description of how I hated to go to work everyday did not cause you stress! For many, I believe going back to work and getting back into a routine is good. You have to be patient with yourself and know that you will not be as you were before yet. However, remember that you are strong, have faith, and follow your intuition of what is best for you. If a stressor gets to you, take a break (even if it is going outside to sit in your car to think). Actually, I think I will take the advice I just gave you and determine what is best for me at this time. I wish you the best in this difficult time! Linda, I'm sorry about the loss of your brother! Good for you in taking a stand in determing what you need to do! I would love to take a month or so off work and try to get my life back in order, but unfortunately, I cannot do so. Have you decided on a career choice? You have a wonderful opportunity to get a fresh start and I'm so glad you do!
  2. Is this normal

    6 months ago, I started a new job that is very demanding and one that I had to learn all aspects. After being employed only 2 months, it was discovered my mother had cancer. I was allowed to work from home while I took care of her. Within 2 months, she passed away. That was the hardest time in my life - I worked hard to take care of her and also get my normal work done. I now have the regret that I worked during the times that she was ok - such as watching tv. I should have spent that special time with her. After her death, I returned to work within a week because it was expected. Each day is fastpaced and a learning experience on a high level. I associate my mothers death with the job as I had to work so many hours a day trying to juggle both. It makes me physical ill each morning when I pull in the parking lot and I can't seem to focus, etc. I should also mentioned that she was my best friend for 38 years and I miss her daily. Is this normal?? Your thoughts would be so helpful please!
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