Re: The Rat Race!
Hang in there! I know as well as anybody it gets frustrating and tough sometimes.
My best advice? I'll say follow your dreams and find the type of career where you enjoy the work. I spent some long, frustrating years but I now have a full-time job leading experiential education programs for teens. Of course my job isn't perfect but it's what I love to do. Also, it's impossible to put a dollar
amount on the rewards of having young people excited to see me and looking forward to my programs.
And just a couple of thoughts to make you think: why not use what you have learned in working for someone else to go into business for yourself? And if it's just you and your wife, why not share your frustraions with her, move back in with the folks for a pre-determined and pre-arranged period of time, save some dough, and re-evaluate your life?
(of course, I am probably reducing complicated situations to simple generalizations, and I don't even know what type of work you do, but just thought I'd toss out some ideas.)
Peace, best wishes to you.