130: Achieving Work-Life Balance In Your Relationship

Are you struggling to achieve a healthy work-life balance in your relationship? Do you feel like your partner is focusing more on work and less on you and the relationship? It’s easy for our relationships to take a back seat to a busy job or a new business venture. There are only so many hours in a day, and much of the time is spent working. Don’t let work ruin your relationship. Listen to today’s show to find out the key tools to balance your work life with your romantic life.
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to manage your time between work and your relationship.
  • Creating weekly agreements to manage expectations and avoid conflicts.
  • How to be present with your spouse and forget about work while at home.
  • Setting boundaries on when to talk about work and when to ‘keep it at the office’.
  • The importance of checking in with your partner and letting them know you care about their work, while not letting it overshadow the relationship.
  • Using shared calendars to help manage time, expectations and work-relationship balance.

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer and author of Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World. She is a columnist for Inc.com and has written for dozens of other publications. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her entrepreneur husband and their two young boys

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Dorcas’s Daily Tool

Ask your partner for 10 things that you can do for them to make them feel loved. These can be small and don’t have to require a lot of time, but picking one thing each day to show them you love them and want to make an effort can be very impactful.

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Advice for Newlyweds

Think strategically about your relationship. Think about where you want to be and how you want to get there. This thought process is often applied to your career, but it can help in your marriage too!

Advice for Single Listeners

Even if you think you’re too busy for a relationship, you can still make space for one. Having a partner can actually benefit your career!

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