I recently started in a new position this past year at work. I did it because eventually I hope it will help me eventually in the long run to move up. Only problem is I used to have weekends and holidays off and now I don't. I do shift work. I have a real tough time with the switch lately and feel I have made a major mistake. The afternoon shift is the worst for me. I often feel like crying. I would rather spend that time with my family. I know I have to work but it has been so hard for me. My wife though has been super supportive but it I have an extra tough time when she is not around. Anybody else feel the same about shift work and if so have suggestions for coping. I am on antidepressants and Xanax that help and I am planning to go to a therapist soon. I was just reaching out for other suggestions.