How To Deal With Spouse Stress?
September 12, 2012 4:57 PM Subscribe
My husband has just gotten a new job in his dream company at much higher pay/benefits after a long and stressful search. That's the good part. The bad part is this job involves a lot more responsibility, longer hours, commuting time, and a much bigger project to oversee. How can I help him deal with the increased workload and stress when he is clearly having trouble adjusting to it?
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He used to come around 3 and since I freelance, we saw each other pretty much all day every day. Now he doesn't get home til late and is so exhausted that he sometimes falls asleep taking off his suit. His appetite is gone and his sleep is disordered (crashing out on the train home and missing his stop and then not being able to sleep, etc) and he is very clearly under a could and "not there."
We've talked about it but he's not into admitting when he's stressed out/overwhelmed. Has anyone been in this situation? What do you do to help a stressful situation that you can't change? How can I make the reduced time we do have together better/more comforting? Is there anything I can do?