Ready for a story? Things are just getting on top of me, my life seems to be crumbling away. I was in a good job, Resources Manager for Scotland with a rail company, pulling in good money until the company got the centralisation bug. All managerial posts at local level vapourised . . . . compulsory redundancy just over 3 years ago. OK I thought, took a break then entered the jobs market, that's when I discoved the effects of the recession on the job market and that my skills were very industry specific, nobody else wanted them and there's no positions in the industry I was in. The only job I have been able to get is driving for a local taxi company, long hours and a laughable income. Now in deep financial trouble, lapsing in and out of depression, gone from bringing in good money to being on the verge of losing the house, can't even support my wife to take some of the pressure off her, reduce the hours she is working. My wife was always my rock but she's just announced that she doesn't feel the same way about me as she did, my fault, I haven't been paying her the attention she deserves. I have this habit of keeping things to myself, always have, bearing all the pressure and stress myself. Since being made redundant I have withdrawn into myself and that affected every part of our relationship. I feel so utterly useless, a failure and that she, and the rest of the world, would be better off without me.