Our expert says:
I'm sorry to hear that you feel so discouraged and miseable, but pleased that, for whatever reason, you dont plan to harm yourself. Instead, plan actions towards improving your situation.
Call organizations like POWA that help abused women, to plan a safe escape from your current vuilnerability to your abuser.
Have you explored whether there is someone at work who might want to share accomodation with you ?
Flu is actually depressing and not only miserable, but fortunately one does recover from it, if one is patient. As for job security - have you talked with your HR person or department, and got clarity about what is likely to happen, and how they could help you ?
And how about contacting SADAG, the SA Anxiety / Depression support group ( number on this page ) and try attending some of their meetings, for support and understanding ?
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