Work vs. Relationships

Philippines
February 8, 2007 9:35pm CST
I used to work a job that often required me to stay from 8am til 10pm for weeks. I know, it is a bit tolling on my personal life. One of the most impact it had was on my relationship with my girlfriend. With time less spent together because of work, we kinda grew apart. Spending more time working and days off work spent resting alone because my girl was not available during those times too, contributed greatly to our distancing. It was really bad. Eventually we broke up because of growing differences. Jealousy on everything just builded up. We fell out of love. That was the end of it. It's so hard to balance work and life outside work. When all the time you know that you are working to provide yourself and your loved ones a good life, you have been destroying the relationships that you have, thus leaving no sense to work done at all. I hate it. Any advise for me? Does anybody here have a similar experience to mine?
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@mansha (6301)
• India
9 Feb 07
I have just given up working for the sake of taking care of the kids. I wont even go back to full time job because of the same reason. I want to go for teaching jobs once my daughter too grows up. So that I can give my time to family and kids. Its hard to balance work and relationships. I admire those women who can do both. But yes if it is putting food on tabloe for your family its worth it. I would say you could ave done better and tried harder. Many people do work that hard but make up for lost time after their shift ends or on weekends. It helps if your partner is working too. One thing that worked for my parents who worked equally hard was their night strolls after dinner taken alone wiothout us hanging around. They could share so much in those moments. Never let the communication between you and your partner die out. thats the end of relationship.
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