Our expert says:
This is a common unpleasant side-effect of being an entrepreneur or owning and running your own firm, and seldom revealed when such enterprise is being promoted. But presumably if he is in construction, he doesn't work alone. He surely has other employees - does this mean he doesn't trust any of them, and hasn't provided for a deputy who can carry some of the work load and enable him to take some time off ?
Working excessive days and hours is like driving the company car excessive distances without changing the oil - eventually you burn out your prime resourced.
He may well see what he's doing as an expression of his love, in providing for you, without understanding that spending more time with you would be much more appreciated.
Maybe he feels insecure and uncertain of being ableto suceed in these hard times in business, and feels he has to be hands-on in everything ?
If he finds this hard to discuss with you when just the pair of you are present, can you try to persuade him that this is heading for a crisis, and that he should join you in some marriage counselling sessions to try to sort this out ?
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