Yet another colleague got divorced. Is it our personalities or profession that makes family life crappy?
I wish I knew the answer. It unfortunately seems all to common and I am worried I am headed down the same path.
I always tried to put family first, but lately it seems that the person I care about most can't see that. Can't see the sacrifices I've made, the struggles I've overcome to provide what I thought would be a better life for my family. Instead, low pay, a crappy boss, and unemployment have eroded my dream so much that I wonder what is left.
I feel like a laughing stock, made fun of for believing I could make a difference in science while making a difference for my kids. For working at home instead of staying in the lab 60 hours a week.
I guess it's true that hindsight is 20/20. Only wish I had a way to go back and make some changes....