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.
Well, its official… I’m hitched! Thank you to everyone that responded to my question. Marlan, I think your input was quite valid as I lived with this wonderful lady for 4 years (and have been buying a house with her for 2 of those) before we took this next step. I really took the time to contemplate each and every answer and I believe the advice to be sound. Karin, I did pose this very question directly to her and it eased my worries greatly, thank you for the push. Joanne, I asked myself that most difficult question and said “She’s worth it” and things kinda began to clear up on their own. Danielle, I’ll be sure to always value both and hold them in my highest regaurd. Debbie, what an impressive comparison of professions! I tend to be a workaholic and haven’t been a good sounding board for her occupational concerns, so, I’m changing that a little every day. Elizabeth, I got your post a little after the the fact but it encourages me that you also believe that the dating doesn’t end at marriage. We have date nights now but I will be certain to always accept her walk-ins with open arms!
Again, THANK YOU to all of you for acknowledging my concern with such personal insight. It is both interesting and applicable to any who may be asking themselves this very question.