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What To Do If Your Main Squeeze Puts Work Before Your Relationship

What To Do If Your Main Squeeze Puts Work Before Your Relationship

It is not about infidelity, but it is lonely when the one you love most puts work before your relationship. If you are considering what to do if your main squeeze is putting work before your relationship, take a deep breath. In this article, you will be presented with suggestive steps that you can take.

Your main squeeze could have failed to appear at family gatherings too many times because of work. At other times, she may have promised to spend more time with you and not delivered because work comes first.

But has he said, “I’ll quit tomorrow,” but tomorrow never comes? Or has she stood you up or kept you waiting because of work? If you answered yes to these questions, your partner may be suffering from work addiction.

What To Do If Your Main Squeeze Is Wedded To Work

Kate’s work obsession became like a weekend lover.

She lied to her family so she could rendezvous with work at the office: “I’d tell my family I was going shopping on a Saturday and I’d end up in my office working. Or I’d tell them I was going to my girlfriend’s house. After calling my girlfriend’s and not finding me, they’d call the office and say, ‘I thought you were going to Dottie’s.’ I felt like I’d been caught with my hand in the cookie jar.”

Recommended: Work Infidelity Sabotages Careers And Love Relationship

If you’re the mate of a workaholic, like Jena, you probably feel alone as a partner and parent, as if you’ve been left with the responsibility of holding the family together.

You feel unimportant and minimized, even innately defective, because you get so little attention from your partner. You might even harbor feelings of anger, resentment, sadness, and guilt.

Or you may live under a distinct set of unwritten and unspoken rules. Rules dictated by your mate’s work habits: Handle everything at home. Don’t expect anything from me, because I have enough on my plate at work. Put me at the center of your life and plan the household and family and social life around my work schedule. I’m depending on you to do your best, be perfect, and not let me down.

Click to read: What To Do If Your Main Squeeze Puts Work Before Your Relationship

Source: Forbes

Want Worklife Balance? Give Yourself This Permission

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Click to read: Want Worklife Balance? Give Yourself This Permission

Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Snippets: I have now decided enough is enough. There must be at least one thing that I can do. One simple idea that will bury this nagging guilt and bring some semblance of fun into my family life.

I have been running around for years trying to achieve success in the most critical areas of my life and I constantly felt stressed. I have no clear boundaries between work and personal time, and I rarely stopped working without feeling guilty.

Although I enjoyed my work and was compensated well for it, but the constant stress of overwork prevented me from feeling like a real success.

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5 People Skills Employees Wish Managers Had

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Click to read: 5 People Skills Employees Wish Managers Had

Source: Fast Company

Snippets: People don’t quit jobs; they quit managers. Often the problem stems from a leader’s poor people skills. While many companies today are recruiting for strong soft skills, that doesn’t solve the problem.

There are managers already in the workplace who lack these attributes. And developing these 5 people skills in managers is everyone’s responsibility. HR members at an organization are typically the ones who recognize it’s needed. This is because they hear the complaints or see the issues arise when someone doesn’t have good people skills,” he says.

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You Cannot Buy Me Love: Social Consequences Of Financially Contingent Self-Worth

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Click to read: You Cannot Buy Me Love: Social Consequences Of Financially Contingent Self-Worth

Source: SAGE Journals

Snippets: Although people may think that money improves one’s relationships, research suggests otherwise. Focusing on money is associated with spending less time maintaining relationships and less desire to rely on others for help. But why does focusing on money relate to worse social outcomes?

We propose that when people base their self-esteem on financial success—that is, have financially contingent self-worth—they are likely to feel pressured to pursue success in this domain. Which may come at the expense of spending time with close others.

Basing one’s self-worth on financial success is associated with greater feelings of loneliness and social disconnection. And this may be related to experiencing less autonomy and spending less time with family and friends. So, you cannot buy me love, time spent together is priceless.

Note: Access to the journal requires subscription.

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16 Ways To Make Tough Workplace Conversations More Constructive

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Click to read: 16 Ways To Make Tough Workplace Conversations More Constructive

Source: Forbes

Snippets: Whether you’re a department head or the CEO of a company, your role as a leader occasionally involves having tough conversations with employees, clients and other stakeholders. How you handle those discussions will impact how the rest of the organization sees you. The key is to make these talks as productive and mutually beneficial as possible, which can be challenging if you don’t approach them the right way.

What is the best way for a business leader to approach a discussion about a sensitive topic? Sixteen members of Forbes Coaches Council provide valuable suggestions and advice to help you make those difficult conversations less intimidating and more constructive.

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Dozens Of Scientific Journals Have Vanished From The Internet

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Click to read: Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them

Source: Science Mag

Snippets: Eighty-four online-only, open-access (OA) journals in the sciences, and nearly 100 more in the social sciences and humanities, have disappeared from the internet over the past 2 decades as publishers stopped maintaining them, potentially depriving scholars of useful research findings, a study has found.

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Why We Need To Practice Self-Compassion

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Click to read: Why We Need to Practice Self-Compassion

Source: Mindful

Snippet: In the frantic pace of life, it can be difficult to keep up. Sometimes when we make mistakes or we feel we don’t work hard enough, we leave ourselves in the dust by thinking things like, “you’re not good enough.” If we’re not careful, a few harsh words here and there can evolve into excessive self-criticism.

This five-minute video animation from the London School of Life suggests another way to approach those negative storylines we jog through our minds. It also offers an easy self-compassion practice for moments when we’re feeling critical of ourselves.

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How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

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Click to read: How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

Source: Forbes

Snippet: Leaders inspire and enable others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Think in terms of why people follow you, what you do, and how you help those following you. On why people follow leaders, see -John Maxwell’s “The 5 Levels of Leadership.” To know what leaders do, read Jim Collins’ “Good to Great.”

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Economic Growth Does Not Guarantee Rising Happiness

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Click to read: Economic Growth Does Not Guarantee Rising Happiness

Source: The Economist

Snippet: Philosophers from Aristotle to the Beatles have argued that money does not buy happiness. But it seems to help. Since 2005 Gallup, a pollster, has asked a representative sample of adults from countries across the world to rate their life satisfaction on a scale from zero to ten. The headline result is clear: the richer the country, on average, the higher the level of self-reported happiness. The simple correlation suggests that doubling GDP per person lifts life satisfaction by about 0.7 points.

In total the world’s population looks roughly equally divided between places where happiness and incomes have moved in the same direction over the past ten years, and places where they have diverged.

The Economist, March 2019/ Economic Growth Does Not Guarantee Rising Happiness

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The Economics Of Well Being, A Measure Of Success

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Click to read: The Economics Of Well Being, A Measure Of Success

Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Snippet: Money isn’t everything. But for measuring national success, it has long been pretty much the only thing (other than, of course, sports). The specific metric that has prevailed since World War II is the dollar value of a country’s economic output, expressed first as gross national product, later as gross domestic product. This is an improvement over ranking by military victories […]

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