One thing that I absolutely need to do to deal with my anxiety is to get back in the mix. I don't mean anything unusual, but when I start to get overwhelmed, a social situation is usually what I need. I don't know your particulars, but when I'm feeling that way it is almost always out of fear; usually of the unknown (and unknowable). It helps me to get together with friends and just not stay focused on my disease. Beer usually helps this
, but just being with my buddies and playing cards or any social setting helps me out immensely. I imagine it's because it gets me out of my little world and reminds me that there is more to life than just MS.
My $0.02, but that's what usually works for me. Yesterday was a perfect example. I haven't been feeling good and my self confidence has been low. I had paid to play in a golf scramble months ago and was absolutely dreading it since my physical self has not been able to get it going. It was hot and I was scared I would just crumble and get further down in the dumps. I did all I could to stay cool and lo and behold by the end of the day, I was out of my funk. It was a huge self esteem booster since I just forgot about my troubles for a while, had fun with my freinds and I actully played well! It has been a long time since I've hit the ball well at all and I left the course feeling like I was on cloud 9. If you would have asked me what I was getting into an hour before we teed off, I probably would have tried to get out of it I was so down and so sure I was just going to be awful and feel horrible.
We didn't talk about my condition, we just hung out. For me anyway, that is what I need to do. It gets me out of the dumps better than anything. I am not dealing with the major life issues like you are right now; I was just depressed. I hope you don't think I'm comparing the magnitude of my pity party to your employment woes and marriage issues. I'm not, but it all leads back to being blue and depressed and that's how I can get out of it better than anything. I hope this helps.