Home Forums Relationships My husband has become a workaholic. His new job is very demanding of his time and it seems he’s really obsessed with working, even while at home. It’s creating tension for the kids and me because we don’t have his attention like we used to. What’s the best way to help him understand our needs better? Reply To: My husband has become a workaholic. His new job is very demanding of his time and it seems he’s really obsessed with working, even while at home. It’s creating tension for the kids and me because we don’t have his attention like we used to. What’s the best way to help him understand our needs better?

Annie
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Depending on the age of your children, I would call for a family meeting so that you and the kids can express your appreciation for the hard work and effort that your husband puts forth to provide for the family and that you want to create ways in which he can spend quality time with you. This will give your husband the chance to explain why his work is important to him and why it occupies a great deal of his time. As a family, you can agree on the best way for you to have quality time together and still respect what he needs to do to fulfill his responsibilities in his work situation. Most of the time in these situations all parties want to be heard and understood. It has been my experience that clear and honest communication is the most important component to thriving relationships.