5 STEPS TO FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND YOUR LOVE LIFE
When both the partners in a relationship work, it can be difficult to maintain a balance between love life and work. Modern romance often means no one sits at home and serve you dinner and quality time can be hard to find.
Here are ten ways to still find success as a couple while maintaining a balance between love life and work life.
- Set boundaries. Whether it’s the time you each leave the office, or how often you work from home, make sure you communicate and set clear expectations about how your careers will bleed into your life. Make a rule that you can’t look at iPhones after 7:00 pm, or that you’ll both work on Sunday afternoons. Career-oriented couples often enjoy working, but setting boundaries allow you to also enjoy each other.
2. DATE EACH OTHER
Scheduling love doesn’t sound romantic. But deliberately setting aside time to focus on your relationship shows that it’s a priority for you, and putting something solidly on your calendar can help you more fully disconnect from your hectic professional life.
You’ll be surprised what a little planning can do. After all, what’s the difference between planning a date with your partner and planning dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? Pencil each other in.
3. Show Unconditional Support
Don’t forget that your partner is probably working hard on his career as well. He’ll also have things that are personally important, and he’ll want your support. While you’re focused on balancing your career and personal life, give adequate attention to your partner’s priorities. If you show unconditional support, you’re more likely to get it in return.
4. Stay connected.
Social networking exists for a reason — to reach out and touch people. Spending time at the office is unavoidable, but ruining your relationship because you have a job is 100 per cent avoidable.
The fix? Take five minutes each day to send a quick private message to your significant other, write on his Facebook wall, or even send a quick email to let him know you’re thinking of him.
5. Money Talks. It is a fact that money problems are harmful to a happy couple. However, you may not want to talk about money with your partner. This is an important topic to discuss, as most arguments tend to have something to do with money, over time. So don’t avoid talking about your finances in the relationship. Resolve them whenever possible.