How to Deal with Resentment When Your Partner Works Long Hours

If you find yourself feeling resentful towards your partner because they work long hours, you’re not alone. It’s common for people in relationships to feel this way. Oftentimes, resentment can build up over time and lead to problems in the relationship. So, if you’re feeling resentful, it’s important to communicate with your partner and try to find a way to work through the feeling. Otherwise, resentment can cause serious damage to your relationship. Here are a few things you can do to deal with this feeling:

Try to understand why your partner works long hours

Is it because they love their job or because they have to in order to make ends meet? If it’s the latter, try to be understanding and supportive. You can try to help by taking care of things around the house or offering to listen when your partner needs to vent.

Communicate with your partner about your feelings

Try to express why you’re feeling this way, and see if there’s anything they can do to help alleviate your concerns. Perhaps they can adjust their work schedule or help out more around the house. Whatever the case may be, open communication is key to resolving any issues in your relationship.

Find ways to connect with your partner despite the long hours

It can be difficult to find ways to connect with your partner when they are working long hours. However, there are still ways to bridge the gap. Try sending them a text or email during the day to let them know you are thinking about them. You can also try to schedule some quality time together when they are not working. This could be going on a date night or taking a weekend trip together. It is important to communicate with each other and be understanding of each other’s schedules. With a little effort, you can still find ways to connect with your partner.

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Amy started blogging as an attempt to cope with her postpartum depression and moving half-way across the world. She hopes that her words can somehow help other struggling moms that feel like they don't have this 'mom thing' totally together. She has two boys under three and in her spare time(what's that?) she enjoys being out in her garden, biking and vegging out watching Netflix. She will never pass down a warm cup of coffee and her favorite past-time is forgetting where she put her car-keys.