Originally Posted by PaulV
So being stuck in a job you hate is a symptom of a bigger problem and treating symptoms is ultimately useless.
I don't know about useless -- a symptom like a hated job is a pretty big occurrence in your life, and it can take up so much of your attention and energy that quitting it might be just what it takes for you to effectively take on transforming the "bigger problem" or simply moving to a new perspective that works better.
But if you treat a symptom like a hated job ("abusive" relationship, etc.) without being at cause in the matter of your behavior, attitudes, beliefs, values, identity, and purpose, it's like putting a band-aid on an open, gaping chest wound. You're just bleeding out your own personal power.