Last 6-12 months have been a horror show...
Separated from wife, leaving house...her new boyfriend arrived shortly thereafter without my knowledge...and kids for an apmt by myself...
Finances have gone down the tube including scheduled foreclosure on the house...
Worst has been missing my kids...hadn't cried in many years but cry every other weekend when they leave with their mother. It rips my heart and my soul apart.
Last weekend my sister had an alcohol-withdrawal related seizure, almost died, and I'm now in the process of petitioning for her guardianship.
Much more "stuff" going on, all of which has worn me down to the point where I can't give much more anywhere else (i.e. work)
I've been treated for depression/anxiety, as well as ADHD for many years, with counseling and meds. However, this is the first time I truly feel like I'm about to have a nrevous breakdown.
Bottom line: I'm having a hard time just getting one foot on the floor in the morning...staying in bed and hiding from life seems much more appealing. And it's getting worse.
I see my counselor every month and take both Effexor XR and Adderall.
Wondering if anyone has approached their employer/appled for medical leave of absence of sort term disability in situations like this where everything has crashed down at once and what was once routine (getting up in AM, going to work) is now a major chore?
Also wondering if a more aggressive schedule with counselor (i.e. three days a week vs. once a month) might help.