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6 John S
23 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Got a lot done at work and hoping things will be sorted with the electricity today #work #house
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23 Oct 2019 · HERO

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3 John S
23 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Now paying for 2nd night in a hotel as we reach day 3 of no power in my apartment. Landlord might have an electrician for tomorrow maybe. #house #why Fed up of so many things going on all the time
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23 Oct 2019 · HERO

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23 Oct 2019 · HERO

Why are YOU having to pay. Surely it's the landlord responsibility if there is no electricity

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3 John S
21 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Slept for 2 hours after work. Finally got up to start cooking and the power cut off! Hoping my landlady will reply before my phone dies...
Ian D
21 Oct 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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5 John S
21 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
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3 John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
One of those days where I'm pretty energetic on the outside - didn't even feel sleepy last night! - but fundamentally exhausted, saturated with it, on the inside. Pretty good at this now.
John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Can't remember when I was last this tired. Pulling 14-hour days because visa crap is a second job in recent weeks. Working complex, busy admin 9-5, come home, immediately back to studying regulations and working through forms and email chains.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Barely had time to eat this week. Grabbing something in a pause while my wife works on a document. Long stretches of stressed conversation (about visa), crying, some arguments (because of stress).

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Run off my feet at work, bombarded with 'priorities' from all sides. I can't ever finish anything because other things always come up. Email now refuses to display inbox counts because they're too high.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

I have a brain that's good at keeping multiple things running in the background. Sometimes for years! But increasingly think this is actually a bad fit for chaotic jobs like this, not a good one as I thought.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

If I can focus on one thing, I can keep others ticking over in the background while also thinking about the bigger picture of this single task. Still have energy and time for non-work tasks. But this job throws so many things I get overloaded.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Maybe if I were less back-burnertastic, I'd find it easier not to think about those other tasks and to focus on one thing at a time? Hard to know...

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

I mean, I'm good at handling this. Just this afternoon a boss was mentioning how cheerful and relaxed me + colleague are. I can carry on functioning well, pretty deep into this hole, getting the things done that Need To Get Done cos what else can I?

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

And a lot of the time I can distract myself from it, and unconsciously convince myself that the dry eyes and weird appetite cycles and microsleeps and the brief flashes of dizziness aren't important. It's not good but it's useful right now.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Give me a chance and I'd cheerfully take six months off work and sleep for five of them, though. Not cos I need the sleep, but to let my stress and fatigue seep out. But that's not happening. 4-day weekend this week was my longest break in 18 months.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Now my wife's packing and I'm just focusing on Getting That Bit Done, support her till she's back home, then back to fighting visas and long-distance relationship, and maybe I can pass out most of Sunday but I'm back in major meetings come next Mon.

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

I'm okay. I'm not despairing or spiralling back into depression, not at the moment. Got plenty of good things going on. But I am so, so damn tired of all this and I really need a break.

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18 Oct 2019 · HERO

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Spacekitten V
18 Oct 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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paul M
18 Oct 2019 · 1+ YEAR

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5 John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Work went okay and finally the weekend.
Spacekitten V
18 Oct 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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1 John S
17 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Third night in a row of visa-related exhaustion, fury and weeping as we spend another four hours fighting the damn thing #visa #immigration
John S
17 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Turned out my savings bank, which refuses to do anything online, didn't actually post the crucial documents two weeks ago even though we phoned twice to check and they said they did.

Albertine M
18 Oct 2019 · LEGEND

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Albertine M
18 Oct 2019 · LEGEND

John - so sorry to hear this. Having been through Home Office stuff here in the uk I do have some idea what you're going through, fighting, even though mine was not so extreme. Had been thinking of you two and hoping no news was good news.

Albertine M
18 Oct 2019 · LEGEND

Everything crossed for you bothxx

John S
18 Oct 2019 · 4+ YEAR

Thank you

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4 John S
28 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Moth has really distressed my wife and there's a bit of tension over it. Not quite sure what's up
Robert H
28 Aug 2019 · GUARDIAN

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29 Aug 2019 ·

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9 John S
21 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
My wife is here! #visa #romance Temporary this time but it's still amazing
Robin R
29 Aug 2019 · 1+ YEAR

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Ian D
29 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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2 John S
07 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Found out more visa drama has been kicking off. Spent over an hour on phone to my wife, 2am her time and wide awake, both weeping. Finally managed to soothe her to sleep #immigration
Gabrielle H
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Spacekitten V
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Katie S
08 Aug 2019 · SUPPORTER

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Katie S
08 Aug 2019 · SUPPORTER

That sounds really hard for both of you, I hope it works out *hugs*

sonny S
08 Aug 2019 · 1+ YEAR

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Jen B
12 Aug 2019 · HERO

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6 John S
07 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Unwinding on the way home through the park #nature #relax Nice to have finished work
Gabrielle H
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Spacekitten V
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Katie S
08 Aug 2019 · SUPPORTER

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5 John S
07 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Feeling a bit more on top of things (slightly) #work #stress
Gabrielle H
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Spacekitten V
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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07 Aug 2019 ·

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4 John S
07 Aug 2019 · 4+ YEAR
I very much need my break. Work is pretty stressful right now. #work #stress
Gabrielle H
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Spacekitten V
07 Aug 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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5 John S
27 Jul 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Talking to my wife and feeling better about things #romance
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2 John S
26 Jul 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Wife can't get a visa until at least September. I'm weeping down the phone #immigration #romance
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27 Jul 2019 ·

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4 John S
19 Jul 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Slept for most of the last 12 hours. Still exhausted #tired #sleep
Gabrielle H
19 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Tayla O
20 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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4 John S
18 Jul 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Utterly exhausted #tired #sleep
Gabrielle H
19 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Tayla O
20 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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5 John S
19 Jul 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Quite a month. Moved house (and continent), found a new flat, started new job, trying to get my wife a visa... Interesting but stressful and I'm so #tired!
Gabrielle H
19 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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Tayla O
20 Jul 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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3 John S
18 Jun 2019 · 4+ YEAR
We have what may be a way for my wife to join me at home. Still complicated and expensive. Exhausted, headachey and stressed out.
Gy G
18 Jun 2019 ·

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Anonmous A
18 Jun 2019 · HERO

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Anonmous A
18 Jun 2019 · HERO

Thinking of you.

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2 John S
18 Jun 2019 · 4+ YEAR
Just discovered I can't sponsor my wife for a visa because the rules are stupid and racist. Trying to work out what the hell to do.
Gabrielle H
18 Jun 2019 · 6+ MONTHS

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18 Jun 2019 · HERO

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