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4 ways careers kill relationships

20 April 2015, 19:04 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - You can have it both ways, a career and marriage/ relationship but at times you actually cannot. A career can destroy your relationship. Hard to admit but true.

You have no life that is outside work

You wake up and go to work. You come home late and you are too tired for anything else other than bed. If you are at home early you carry the workload with you so that you can reduce it for the following day, even on weekends.

There is no time left at the end of the day that is left for your partner or your children if you have any. They are left to cater for themselves whether it is the odd family fun day or the family get together. You cannot make it to either because you are working.

You cannot put your phone down

Meaning that your boss or clientele are allowed to reach you at all odd days and at all times.

A lot has to be said for the people who take a time out from mobile devices. It is because they are actually destructive when you relegate all conversations with your partner through the phone. They do not get to actually sit down with you and have a conversation. They are treated like your clientele. The worst part is when you bring it at home and they have to listen to you pick up calls at all odd times in the night because it might just be that one important one you have been waiting for the whole week.

You cannot make any plans outside of work

A workaholic will never make plans because they are afraid that on that particular day they commit themselves to any social activity is the day they will lose that contract because they were at the Rhino Charge camping.

They will not go for any social activity that puts them out of reach even for a few hours because that is when the boss might call and miss them then they will miss out on that promotion.

No sex

When you are overworked, you have no sex. Unless you are trying to do it in the office for spontaneity, chances are it is not happening. You leave for work early, you come from work late. You and your partner go to bed at separate times because they have learnt to accept that you are always unavailable.

In other words it is not even about you but you are neglecting the needs of your partner.

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