- 5 years ago
Is your SO one? Mine is and it drives me crazy.
Mine refuses to take a day off, even though he’s exhausted and complains we never have any time together. He goes to school during the week and works a very labor intensive job on the weekends. He volunteered to work Labor day, even though he had already said he wouldn’t. This sparked an arguement between us because I was planning on spending the holiday together, and it upset me that he chose to make that decision without discussing it with me first. He just feels like he’s wasting time if he isn’t earning money or doing something productive.
I’m the opposite. I appreciate any time I have off, because I know at the end of the day, the time you spend with the people you love is more important than how much money you have in your wallet. You can’t take it with you. It’s cliche, but it’s true.
I appreciate his strong work ethic, but neither of us are in dire straits. He can take a day off once in a while, and he wouldn’t go broke.
I just wish he would just stop working until he drops. He’s a young guy. I’d hate to see him burn himself out this way.