It can be overwhelming coping with a partner who loves their job way too much. Nothing else matters to them except ticking off their worklist. It's frustrating getting excuses from them whenever you want to spend time with them. More so, you can't have a conversation without them bringing up office politics. Although once in a while, you can bring back workload from the office, but don’t let it become a norm in your home. When that happens, your partner can help with the kids and house chores while you finish up your work. Anyway, these strategies will help you whenever your partner becomes obsessed with work. Let's walk you through them.
Communication is Key
Every relationship needs communication to make headway. The moment you observe your partner barely spends time with you, have a chit-chat with them. Sometimes, they are oblivious of the time spent on work. Calling their attention to it is the right way to start. Also, if the office workload is so much, offer to help in any way you can. Doing that makes you bond together while getting the job done.
Expect the Workload
Expecting a situation to occur beforehand prepares you to manage the event when it comes. Acknowledge there are days your partner will have so much work to do and may find it hard to balance life and work. When this happens, be a supportive partner to them. Also, if your partner is a habitual workaholic, don't expect them to change, rather accept your fate and live life with no pressure.
Keep yourself Distracted
When it's obvious you can't do anything to make them come around, the best thing to do is, distract yourself with e-books, social media, Netflix. You can even use the time to discover who you are and embrace your identity. If you have kids, you can involve yourself in their activities.
Pull the Fun trigger.
Sometimes workaholics need to do something other than office work; they may be looking for something to calm their nerves. While doing so, they hope you get the memo to pull the fun trigger. To do that, set up a romantic date for two or a visit to the beach. Another trick that works is reassurance from a loved one. Make your partner realise that taking breaks help them do their job better.
Surprises Do the Trick
Have you ever received a food tray with a handwritten note or a credit alert in the middle of so much workload? The feeling is heart-warming and uplifting. Surprises have a way of making you forget your worries and focus on the beautiful things of life.
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