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New Job New Chance

Hi,

I just got a new job. A new chance at a career really. I have been laid off for two years. Not a good scenario for anyone and I had frankly started to give up. So, I've got the best job I have ever had and, my wife is miserable with me. I can't count the mistakes I have made or will make for that matter, but here is my chance, our chance as a family, and my wife won't see it.

I feel like if we just focus on the task at hand, grab this opportunity and run with it, a bunch of our problems will seem trivial. Evidently, my wife feels like now would be a good time to settle all our quarrels. I do mean all our quarrels. We are having fights about everything we have ever fought about. I want to fully invest in this job, a job she pretty much begged me to go after and then seemed non committal about when I got it.

We could blow this. I've told her that. I will have to focus on this thing to keep it and it is a damn good job for me and us. But, if my every waking moment is trying to figure out how to get out of the dog house at home, I won't pull this off.

I can pretty much guarantee she's suffering from depression, but who isn't ? I guess I'm just venting, trying to calm down so I can get some sleep and go to work tomorrow. Wish me luck.

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