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Fighting the Urge to Drive Into Oncoming Traffic During Family Car Rides

I really like my wife and kids individually. When we’re all together, though, I quickly begin to fantasize about anything other than being with them. I don’t even fantasize good things. I fantasize about terrible things that I’d rather be doing at any given moment than being stuck in a car with my entire family. “Nazi war criminal defense attorney” is an old standby fantasy, just to give you an idea. I think the basis for my feeling is that I don’t have a lot of free time and I am often stressed about that or about finances being tight before we even leave the house. So, every annoying thing the kids do is magnified. When I’m working, I’m focused on work and I simply don’t have the time, energy or freedom to focus on myself.

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