Ever Feel Like Your Job is Ruining Your Relationship?

I came across this post by Cheryl Brody Franklin on Smitten, and I could sooo relate. Does anyone have helpful tips to share?

Tuesday, 10/13/2009 at 3:00 PM
Do you work such long hours that you spend more time at work than you do at home?

I loved my first job, but some nights I worked so late that I would come home, take a shower and go straight to bed. I didn’t talk to anyone—not my mom, and not even my roommate. I just wanted peace and quiet…and my bed. I was lucky not to be dating anyone at the time because I don’t think I ever would have been able to see him! I would have been a horrible girlfriend. Luckily, I put in my time, and I haven’t had hours like that in years, but I have some friends who still have jobs just like that, and they’ll probably have them for their entire career.
My friends who are investment bankers literally sleep at their offices for days at a time if they’re working on a huge project. I always feel bad for their girlfriends—they suffer too because their boyfriends are so busy at work that they have no choice but to neglect people they love. It’s sad, but I’ve seen many relationships deteriorate (and even break up) because of hectic jobs.
Do you have a super stressful job? Do you ever feel like your stress level or long hours are hurting your relationship? How do you balance it to make it work?

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