The most sincere apology I've ever gotten was my Baby. She is a big Baby and the love of my life. The true definition of unconditional love is shown with a wag of her tail. All it takes is the smallest smile from me and she is right by my side showing that love that only a GREAT Dane can show.
Actually it's what changed my life - I changed everything around me and work at home now because the loves of my life are here and the only 'people' I want to be around 24/7. This is work/life balance for me and I only wish I had done it sooner. Re-jig/renegotiate job roles so that it allows you to work from home instead of having to go into work elsewhere. There ARE ways around things, you just need to find them :)