Relationship with a workaholic

Isola Isola
Have you ever had a relationship with one? How was/is it?

I find myself somewhat lonely. I love him very much, but I'm not sure if I can take it anymore. I know that work is very important to him and I've been very understanding about it :0 Ahhhh!
09/03/2012
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KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Have you expressed to him how you are feeling? Not in a passive aggressive way, but in a not confrontational calm way.
09/03/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Isola
Have you ever had a relationship with one? How was/is it?

I find myself somewhat lonely. I love him very much, but I'm not sure if I can take it anymore. I know that work is very important to him and I've been very understanding about ... More
Not really. We're both pretty dedicated to our work and spend a big part of the day working. We pretty much love what we do, but we don't neglect our relationship or anything else just for it. We balance well.
09/03/2012
js250 js250
My ex was kind of a workaholic. But he was more of a drink-after-workaholic . The guys at the construction lot would buy beer and drink til all hours. My ex included, he broke promises to our daughter, me and everyone else--and still stayed after to drink.....I divorced his ass!! But if he would have just been working I would have worked through the feelings of lonliness and irritation and found something for myself.
09/03/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I was a workaholic at one time. My husband sat me down and told me he couldn't take it anymore. We planned on starting a family and me working so many hours a day and all hours of the evening wouldn't fit in with that. I switched jobs.
09/03/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
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Originally posted by Isola
Have you ever had a relationship with one? How was/is it?

I find myself somewhat lonely. I love him very much, but I'm not sure if I can take it anymore. I know that work is very important to him and I've been very understanding about ... More
I am a workaholic up until a month ago I was working two jobs 16 hrs a day. It is difficult for me and my relationships but if I'm not working I get really bored. I can read books, go walking, etc but I'm still not satified with those activities. You need to talk to him and open up about your feelings. I agree with Krissy below don't do it in a confrontational way because that will cause more issues in your relationship.
09/03/2012
PeachCandy PeachCandy
I was actually the workaholic. It just about ruined our marriage because I was never around. Thankfully, I figured out how hard it was on my family before it was too late and I took a different job (for a lot less money). It was the best choice I ever made though. Now, I spend a lot of time with my kids and my hubby, and I couldn't be happier.
09/03/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
My husband works two jobs and it's part of the reason our relationship is so unsatisfying for me. Something tells me he wouldn't put in any more effort into our relationship even with just one job though.
09/05/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
Like others have said, you need to talk to him. Sometimes, people just can't be available for a relationship because they have too much going on in their lives; whether it's work, school, or other priorities, it's just simply not possible to extend your energy beyond what you have. The partners of those people end up suffering for it, but why should you? You need to be a priority, too. You're a human with needs, and if he can't meet them, then why put yourself through the grief? Breaking up with someone you love and care about is incredibly difficult, but sometimes, it's the only way you'll ever be happy in the long run.

But before you think about all of that, talk to him. Good, healthy relationships are based on good communication. Tell him that you're lonely and you don't know if you can take it anymore, and stick to your guns about what you want and expect from him as your partner. He may not realize how you feel, or how fed up you are. Best of luck.
09/05/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
my hubby work a lot but usually at the same time. I enjoy my job so I like working plus the money doesnt hurt.
09/05/2012
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