I want to thank the members of this board for letting me vent and comment on this board. You have helped me cope through a few rough and low spots! Now that my father is in a NH and some of the dust has settled.....it is time to contemplate going back to work?! But the last 6 years have changed me. Not for the better. My outlook is sometimes fairly skeptical. I have gained 50 pounds. I feel as though I have aged 20 years. I have become a bit of a hermit. Friends and extended relatives have moved on as they have tired of me saying I cannot go or tired of me venting or being exposed my father's negativity and venom. I just would like to hear of other's experiences in getting back to the workforce. I left a mid management $70K with ben. position that was really interesting. As of today I have a 2 day/week summer job that pays $10/hour and I am worried that I will never even come close to what I used to have. Share your journeys with me please!