"It started with an ice-breaker. I found myself face-to-face with the head of the whole company. And as I started answering the question, I began to cry, right in front of him. " Melanie Bell
Fake-aholics seem to show up calm and in control. But pretending to cope can lead to misery and illness.
"I used to be a rescuer until I rescued myself from that behavior. I learned that when I try to rescue someone, we often both lose something vital"
Working long hours isn't new – we've all stayed late at work to finish an upcoming project, or worked through a lunch break or two. But did you know that long hours could actually be killing you?
I was having trouble thinking... I grew distant from family and friends, and I became increasingly irritable at work