Well, you can keep freelancing and there are clients that are jerks too.
I’ve been doing it for 10 years and the stress, dealing with depression, the unsustainable lifestyle, competing with other freelancers, bidding sites like Upwork that brought the market down to a commodity, working more unpaid useless hours of pitching clients (at least you are paid for just calling clients at a call center or sitting at a cubicle), and dealing with demanding and annoying clients that want a lot of work but can offer little reward isn’t worth it. I rather deal with jerks at a 9–5 than freelancing as you are getting paid with benefits for your abuse. If I were going to run my business again, it won’t be freelancing. I would have a real business by opening up an agency.