Having a solid work ethic is a great quality to look for in a partner (especially in this economy). But for some people, work can take priority over relationships, leading to tension in a partnership. Today‘s Dr. Robi Ludwig has some advice for people in a relationship with a workaholic.
What are some traits of someone who puts their work before you? Dr. Ludwig says: “[T]here’s…a group of people who would prioritize work over love, regardless of the corporate environment. These people tend to get more excited about work than anything else. They cancel family events and social dates to meet deadlines, work more than 45 hours per week, and, in extreme cases, have even lost contact with friends and the rest of the outside world.”
If you’re in a relationship with someone like this, here are three tips that Dr. Robi Ludwig recommends to cope with a workaholic partner:
1. Signal your needs
Explain to your partner that marriage is about relying on each other for certain needs. Let them know if their mind is always on work, it leads to creating an emotional vacuum in your relationship.
2. Listen to your partner
Remember every relationship has two perspectives. Find out why your partner works the way they do. You may learn something new and helpful in the process.
3. Less is more
Help your partner to work half to one hour less a day, set sensible limits on their workload, and learn how to say “no.”
Read Dr. Ludwig’s next three tips here!
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