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Despite promotions and salary increases, I am never satisfied. I don't quite enjoy what I do, but the money keeps me here. I actually do want to do anything, just travel and ve with my kids.

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In all seriousness you should consider professional help - you are not the first person who feels like this.

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When does it stop? When does work become enjoyable? When do I make enough money to provide but ha e enough time free to enjoy life and travel? When can I stop worrying about a work duties, and feel like a slob, and have to work in cold NYC?

Why, despite having a good job, OK career, a nice house, beautiful children, I stl feel something is missing? Why?

Have you ever felt that? Never enough? Never truly happy? Really not wanting to work, at all, but just volunteer or do things not for money, but yet being the breadwinner in the house and having provide?

When. Does. This. Stop?

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Sometimes purpose is needed in every aspect of your life

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You will never be happy or satisfied if you keep looking for it externally. A good job & money will potentially make your life easier, but if you don’t do the work the figure out your values, and just keep chasing a moving “happiness” target, then satisfaction will elude you. It’s not your family’s or your career’s job to make you happy. That shit is an inside job. If you don’t think therapy is right for you, maybe consider a coach? Good luck, OP. Hang in there.

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This is my greatest nightmare

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Take a hard look at needs vs wants. I don’t know your standard of living but do you NEED that brand of car, private school, brand of clothes, etc You might be able to move into a field that rewards you if you can get used to shopping for clothes at Walmart eg (nothing wrong with that at all).

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I have a few shirts from Walmart. They look sharp and last a long time. I wouldn’t wear them to my country club, but they’re fine for weekend wear, visiting friends etc. C2 I think you are confusing being thrifty with making bad decisions. You can shop at Walmart and buy healthy foods too.

Isn’t this is called a Type A personality? OP, there are a lot of people in the same boat. Try to be more thankful of what you have and practice some self praise.

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OP I went through something similar. How old are your kids? I think when mine were young, I felt a lot of guilt for being away and started resenting the job and longing for the time at home (and the vacations, etc). Let me tell you that it gets easier. If you can isolate how much of your unhappiness is from this vs you actually don’t like the job, I think that will be helpful as you work through this

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I get it, OP. Being a working parent can be really tough - there’s never enough time. I hope you are able to take a break over the holidays and spend a lot of time with your kids. Hang in there.

I try to make a “vision board” (place for me to drop all of my goals) that I see on a daily basis (using bathroom, driving to work, etc.) Believe it or not, this is a great way to remind yourself what’s important and to achieve other things in your life than just work.

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