KathyG Posted May 8, 2008 Report Share Posted May 8, 2008 Almost two months ago, the sale of my employer's local headquarters building gave me the chance to continue working for the company from home. Telecommuting has some great benefits, but I'm also finding out there's a downside. The benefits:-- If I have sudden breakdowns or grief attacks during the day (which still happens often), I don't have to try to pretend I'm OK or hide my embarrassment, because no one is there to see or hear me cry and scream.-- I'm saving much money on gasoline, car maintenance, lunches, and clothing.-- My work hours are more flexible. As long as I put in enough work time, I can take breaks for errands, etc. during the day.-- I get to spend more time with my little furbaby (a lhasa-poo).The problem: -- My home is filled with reminders of my Bill. Most of the time, that comforts me and helps me feel closer to him. But in some ways, it makes my grief more overwhelming. When I went to a separate office building to work, it seemed to give me a few hours of relief from dwelling on my loss. At home, I can't escape my feelings so I grieve all the time.Overall, I think the pros of working from home outweigh the cons. But I need your help to figure out some better ways to prevent feeling overwhelmed by spending so much time there. I'll be grateful for any suggestions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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