Originally Posted by holdingontoit
Had a discussion with Mrs. Hold about seeing a psychiatrist. She agreed that it would be pointless to ask for help not seeing myself as a failure in my career, because on paper it doesn't look good. She said "You need to work on where you go from here given that you are a failure at work. You need to focus on other areas of life where you have had success." I said "well, it is not like my wife is happy and we have a good marriage. You wanted the life that my career success would have brought, and you are not going to get it." She said "true". I replied "at least my kids like me." She said "you have to learn to want what you have instead of striving to have what you think you want." I said "yes, that would be the road to contentment."