If you, like millions of other professionals, frequently travel for business, you might have mixed feelings toward this obligation. While it can be exciting to visit new locations and make interesting contacts, the demands of being away for an extended period can cause both physical and mental exhaustion, putting strain on your home life.
It happened to me, before I realized it was "happening to me." Of course I still loved my family and friends. But, all of a sudden, they weren't really my top priority. I wasn't really my top priority. This is the biggest faux pas you can commit in your romantic relationship: making each other your entire life.
Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. This is easier said than done, so here's some help. The following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.
Sometimes, in order to restore order to your life post-relationship, you need to cut all ties. You need to act as if that person has essentially died. You are both ghosts to each other. Will you ever speak again? Maybe. But for the moment you need to find yourself again. You need to find out the person you are sans your partner. You need space and time to be your single solitary self.
Some people are offended when I call them secret-keepers (liars, essentially) and I have to assure them it's a universal problem. Other people claim a right to their secrets under the guise of privacy; it's my life, my thoughts, my feelings -- I should be able to choose who I share them with, right?" Wrong, and I'll explain why.