A Man Torn Between Work and Family
There is a famous saying ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman’. The woman can be your mother or your wife. But in today’s world with changing values, relationships etc. and more and more demanding work life the modern man is unable to give his best, in various spheres of his life.
The heavy work schedules, long tours everything takes a toll on the man’s personal life. The man’s mother or his loving wife feels neglected; they start nagging him and complain that he is not giving more time to the family.
Not that the man is willing to spend more time with the family but the rule of the day says if one has to survive and give the best to himself and his family he has to work and work more.
What happens is that at the end of the day the man is so drained out that he feels just to slouch on the couch and relax while the wife may feel like spending some quality time with her husband. But the poor man is no longer in the condition. What finally happens over time is distancing and aloofness which further leads to emotional draining.
A little planning and restructuring of one’s life can help the modern man to give himself in the best way to his work pressures and yet enjoy family life to the fullest. Talking with the partner is very important by taking her into confidence regarding the work pressures and the deadlines. Make the wife feel important by asking her views regarding any problem at office; make her feel responsible.
Encourage her to get involved into some meaningful work if she is not into one already; this way she can also realize the meaning of work pressure. Learning to delegate work to juniors and colleagues is important as one in order to take more credit in the work place seldom realizes what harm the extra pressure is doing to him globally.
Regular exercise, healthy eating habits help combat stress and remain fit so that whatever time one gets can be spent qualitatively with family. Take a vacation sometime, even a short one to relieve oneself from the work stress and give a good time to the family.
Life can’t be happier if the man can master the art of juggling and proper time management.