Why would anyone try to get over losing their job by using the same coping strategies that they’d use for a breakup? It’s a completely different type of relationship. Work pays you to be there. Work pays you to work. Otherwise it wouldn’t be work. Work doesn’t love you unconditionally. Work doesn’t care about you. Work doesn’t hold your hand. Work doesn’t try to make you laugh. Work doesn’t try to laugh at your bad jokes. Work doesn’t long for you. Work doesn’t want to know about your day. Work doesn’t kiss you or want to be kissed by you. Work doesn’t make love with you. Work doesn’t give you a blowjob. I’m being glib but I’m serious about the underlying point. The last time I checked work is work. Love is love. Never the twain shall meet. Maybe I’ve been working for the wrong companies. But if leaving or losing your job leaves people as bereft as the loss of an intimate loving relationship then something has gone very wrong with the world. Either that or I need to find a better job.