Some people might not be fazed when they leave behind a role they considered profound. Others might feel sadness or a sense of loss they don’t understand. Anger, frustration and anxiety can also crop up from time to time. Further still, you might feel a confusing mix of all of those emotions – or none of them at all.
There’s also the realization of who we’re leaving behind. Colleagues can serve as “pseudo-family.”
“While we work, our lives happen — births, deaths, breakups — and our colleagues are often there to mourn with us and to celebrate the new transitions in our personal lives,” Dr. Orbé-Austin a psychologist in New York said. “We share our lives in the workplace often in very intimate ways. All of these things provide deepening connections, support, and built-in social opportunities that we sometimes take for granted.”
Read the article at The New York Times.