How To Balance Marriage And Career To Save Your Relationship
Career and marriage is the two things most people find difficult to combine successfully. It is understandable that managing career and relationship can be a daunting task if you don’t know how to handle these two critical areas of life. Both of them are important because without a career which mean no job, no money, and you can’t do things you want on your own except relying on others and without a lovely marriage, it’s assume you’re living in a slave land or probably isolated land, you may have all the promotion at work, got all the money but nobody to share your success with when you’re back home.
The question now is how can you balance your marriage and your career since both of them are critical area of life that you can’t do without and to save your marriage from collapse.
There has been an extensive research on the effect of successful marriage on career (entrepreneur, business owners, and other career persons), the discovery after the research shows that people who are successful in their marriage earn more money, live longer, on better health and with less stress.
Time wait for no man as the saying goes; you will need to develop the habit of staying together and longer with your family to bring in the much needed closeness and intimacy and take the issue of your relationship, marriage and family first before any other things. Unfortunately for many couples everything else comes first (their job, their career, their friends, social events, volunteer work, working long hours to acquire wealth, everything!) therefore they have their values and priorities way out of balance. It can be difficult to get it balance in this way but it’s not a mission impossible.
Follow these ideas on how to balance marriage and career
The key to finding balance in your relationship, marriage and career is to make your relationship a high priority and get help if need be from marriage counselors. If you make your relationship a high priority, you will find the success in this area spread over to other areas of life like your career and every other thing else.
2. It is recommended that you stay with your partner for at least 12 hours per week without watching TV, no playing of game that will take your attention away from him or her, no any other side distraction; it must be you and your partner. If in a week you cannot make the 12 hours workable, you can extend the remaining hour to the next week but must not be extended to the weeks beyond.
3. If your work is getting much of your time, plan it in such a way that throughout the weekend you will be available at home with your family.
4. Do not mix work and family together. Try to dedicate time well, for work and for the family too. Your work worries should not intrude the time when you are at home. This should also be followed at work, family and other matters should not disturb you, unless urgent.
5. Try to spend as much time with kids. Take them out once in a while and let them know you are there as a friend and a support. Include the complete family when making important decisions and plans. Respect the inputs and then draw conclusions.
6. Family always comes first, with the support of all; balancing life will not be tough. Learn to appreciate life the way it comes. Do not fog your life with regrets; you may miss the happiness that is in store
7. If perhaps you get early into your career before marriage and you’re the boss, you can transfer your skills, those characters that make you successful in your career into your marriage, skills like time management, scheduling and other good ones but don’t carry home the controlling character as a boss in your home, that will ruin what you’re trying to build.
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