How to Cope with Personal Apocalypse
March 2, 2015 9:57 PM Subscribe
My personal life is falling apart (I may be on my way to losing my wife and family), but I have to work. What can I do to cope during the work day (where I'm also under a lot of pressure right now, halfway through a high-priority development project sprint under a lot of skeptical outside scrutiny)? I can't quit because that would only hurt my wife and children more (I am my family's sole earner and we have lots of painful structural debt). What can I do to keep my concentration focused on the job at hand and minimize the long term harm to my sanity and career while stuck at work feeling everything I've ever worked for disappearing in the background?