Blank 15 - February 3, 2015

If you've been reading Faces of Carson for a little while, you've become familiar with the kind of wise and compassionate practicality that staff bring to the problems of every day living. From time to time, people send us questions about things they've been reading and thinking about related to things like mental health, parenting, and domestic violence. If you have a question, please send it to JAC Patrissi at jpatrissi@carsoncenter.org. Carson staff will bring their best thoughts to you in a response through this column.

Hi, JAC,
I've been wondering if you ever deal with people who are having trouble at work. There's this one person who just makes everything impossible. i love my job and it isn't as though my coworker does anything actually wrong. There's just something about him that gets to me. My husband is sick of hearing about him. I can't seem to shake it.
Thanks,
B.

Dear B.-- We know what you mean! Most of us spend so much time at work that if our work life isn't basically harmonious, it can really hurt the quality of our day. If you are satisfied that you are being treated with respect, you can ask yourself to start noticing some things. What does he do, what is it about him, that bothers you the most? Are there times it just doesn't bother you? If so, why do you think that is? What is it about your day, or you, or your thinking, that makes it easy for you to overlook the things that bug you? Is here a person or a time in your life, he reminds you of?
These are just the kind of things you can talk to a Carson therapist about. You don't have to figure it out by yourself. We're here when you need us!

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