This question may be a little out of place here but, where else can I get such real answers from such real professionals. I have been having a very emotional day today as I am getting married next week (so after I post this I am logging off for the day.) I really would like to know how those of you who are married, handle dividing your time with your work and your spouse? I love her and I love my work, and I don’t wish either of them to get neglected.
Stephen, congratulations to you and your soon-to-be wife.
I wish I had the answer to your question. All I say is what has been working for me for almost 22 years. Yes, I will be married 22 years this April 21, 2012 and have been working in the industry for the duration.
Love, trust, mutual respect and communiation. Have respect for each other’s profession but recognize you both matter more than your professions. You can love both your wife and your profession, but recognize, though, that it is not the same kind of love.
When you truly love someone, you make sacrifices for that person. It is true, we makes sacrifices in order to advance in our profession but should those sacrifices be at the expense of someone you say you love. You must answer that question yourself.
All I can say that marriage and being in love is a wonderful thing that both of you must work hard in order for it to be successful.
I wish you and many, many, many years of marital contentment.