Daniel Linder, MFT
Spouse works too much
It’s good that your spouse is working, but there’s a downside, too. A spouse would be defined as a workaholic in a situation where they expend the brunt of their energy at work and not in their relationship. So, a void develops in their relationship; there’s something missing; there’s a disconnect, an absence. Anyone who’s in a relationship with a workaholic is going to feel that something that is missing. They’ll feel an increasing distance and disconnect in their relationship which they’re going to need to talk about.
With all of the questions about how to deal with a spouse, a parent, a child, or a loved one who has any kind of an addiction, it’s best to consult with an addiction specialist so you can improve your chances of a positive outcome.
If you have a problem with a workaholic spouse in your relationship, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the end of the relationship, but you’re going to have to be able to express yourself clearly and effectively. And the more you are able to do that, the more likely your spouse will be to respond in a way that will improve things. At least you’ll be heard.
Copyright – 2013-14 – Tunomi Unlimited Incorporated (Twoology)