Me76

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Struggling at work

I am new to this group, and I am hoping that someone can give me some insight into something. I recently had to disclose my diagnosis to my employer. It is not something I really wanted to do, but after 10 months of working from home, we are now expected to start showing up at the office. I have a lot of difficulty managing when and how often I experience dissociation or switching, and being in an office for 8 hours straight is terrifying, but I don't know how to explain why I get "mentally exhausted" after about 3 or 4 hours. I am the only "adult" in the system, everyone else is either a teen or little, so I am the only one that can do all of the adult work, but I can't stay "present" (meaning the person that others see is the "adult" and not one of the kids) or why I lose focus and dissociate. My boss told me that I should just "take some breaks", but that does not work....I am still "at work and on stage" so to speak. I just don't know how to answer the question "why can't you work in the office for the entire day?" Maybe someone out there has DID or a similar situation and can help me out with some ideas? I did submit an ADA accommodation letter, but I just don't know how to explain it so they don't think I am just too lazy to come into the office!

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