Dan*, a partner at a major Boston law firm, was due at the office, but instead, he was curled on his bathroom floor, unshaven and in his pajamas, crying into a towel.

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity

This feels more like a scene in a movie than from a Harvard Business Review article but it was actually from the latter.

The worse part of my job did not reduce me to this level but I would imagine some of my peers would have experienced something similar. Your friends would ask you seriously why put up with this, just quit it. However, if they were in your shoes, I wonder if they would take their own advice seriously.

Parts of your work is going to struggle and sometimes we do not know whether this is an acceptable struggle or that this is beyond our limit.