My ill, broken-hearted husband sleeps all night and takes at least two long, long naps each day. I would respect his privacy about this, but I don't think this degree of no-energy is good for anyone so I'm outing him.
I understand about falling apart. I just think one needs to keep showing real ground to a young child so that she knows where the real floor is and can imagine her father landing there soon. It's more frightening to a child to see a parent lack enthusiasm for anything than to know a parent feels lost after a lay-off.
His release from the big engineering company? We are better off away from that awful place. No question.
I am grumpy, patient, impatient, tolerant, indulgent, sad, worried, overwhelmed.