Often when a married or long-term couple break up, it seems to come out of the blue for one of the two people. The shocked person might say “I knew things weren’t perfect, but I didn’t realize s/he was that unhappy.” When you’re busy, it’s easy to get tunnel vision. You might be so focused on keeping up with your workload, that you become blind to your partner’s signals that they need your attention. Or you hear these calls but tune them out.
Here are specific mistakes busy people sometimes make and achievable, evidence-based solutions.
- Using the justification “I’m doing this for my family.”
Let’s say you’re working long hours because you’re starting a business, or you’re taking night classes in addition to your day job. It’s understandable to think, “I’m ignoring my family now, but what I’m doing will have huge benefits in the long run. Therefore it’s…
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Last modified: March 21, 2019