Season 2/ Episode 22: How Your Professional Life Can Affect Your Personal One
In All Seriousness
Leave Work at Work
In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony discussed how talking about your work life can affect your relationships.
Jill told listeners to be compassionate when your partner or someone close to you talks about their day or what they’re enduring.
Meanwhile, Tony said that if you are in a job you dislike, don’t take it out on your partner or those closest to you.
Both have more advice:
- If you find yourself complaining about your job all the time, but you feel the need to get it off your chest, set a time limit of how long you’ll talk about it.
- Do something weekly or monthly that shows your loved one(s) that they are not in competition with your work. Do something that makes them feel special.
- Leave your work at work, if you can.
Have you ever been guilty of being so consumed by your work that you don’t talk about anything else? Have you ever felt someone’s job was more important than you? In the comment section, please tell us how the link between your professional and personal life has played out in your relationships.