When I married a soldier 12 years ago, neither of us had a clue what we were getting ourselves into with a military marriage. Extensive hours nearly seven days a week, field trainings, work trips, and deployments led to my feeling alone and disconnected. My hardworking husband’s demanding schedule became a constant source of stress in our marriage.
Maybe your husband doesn’t have to go out of town or work weekends, but if you feel like you’re competing with work for his attention, it’s easy to become resentful. With a perspective shift, you’ll see that he would probably rather be home, but he feels pressure to provide for his family and perform at work. When you view his job that way, you’ll be more open to initiating ways to connect. But how, when he’s hardly home? Here are 7 ways to connect with your hardworking husband.