Our expert says:
OK. Firstly, celebrate each victory as it comes, and enjoy that, and don't try to achieve everything at once. Work on winning each battle, and then the war. Staying sober and dry for so long is a good achievement - congratulations ! Sounds like the rehab is doing well on the eating disorder front, too, now.
Not getting the Dubai job is of course disappointing - but to have been that close to getting it is a major compliment. And if you should need any more treatment for any of your problems, that might be a bit harder to arrange in Dubai than here, so the outcome isn't all bad.
Then - so the boss is an egotistical monster. Well, there's a lot of that about. YOu don't need to give him the power to damage your self-esteem or even to upset you. He must have tiny self-esteem himself, to behave this way - you needn't match him down there.
And you DO have a growing repertoire of GENUINE coping mechanisms. Eating disorders and alcohol are not in the least bit, "coping mechanisms" - they're ways of hiding from yoursrlf the failure to cope.
Discuss all this with your shrink, and maybe add some more general psychotherapy / counselling to the mix.
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