Our expert says:
Well, I've had a look in my desk, and there's no sign of it here !
Some people face adversity and problems as a challenge, and feel stimulated to find ways to handle the situation. Others tend to give up, stop trying, and switch to computer games.
It's called Denial, avoidance, and various other labels. For a weekend, its cheaper than a breakaway in St Lucia. For 3 years its unacceptable.
But if I understand you, he;s perked up as things improved, and managing OK round about now ?
As for you, sounds like you coped excellently during the toughest times, but maybe now you're a bit burned out. You surely need more time off, and not simply to sit at home worrying, but for some pampering and a real break - maybe a spa, or whatever turns you on and would occupy you enjoyably. Surely you deserve at the very least an equal share of leisure, which will refresh you and enhance your performance and enthusiasm again. If it doesn't, then its possible a depression and/or anxiety disorder may have crept up on you, and a psychiatrist could do a proper assessment and suggest treatment ( medication and/or CBT style counselling ) to help you emerge from those common and dispiriting conditions.
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