(Closed) Who’s Got a Workaholic Groom?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My Fiance is a workaholic!  He’s awake for 36 hours (literally), then down for 10.  He’s in a MD/PhD program so there’s no such thing as 9-5 in my house. 

Post # 4
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not the Darling Husband who is the workaholic… it’s me!

Yeah, I work an average of 55 hours a week at my full time job and i’m in a part time masters program.  I’m so relieved that the wedding is over because doing everything now plus the wedding was a bit crazy.

Post # 5
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Fiance is workaholic!!!!!!!  We even discussed that in our pre-canna classes as one of our issues.  I know he’s only doing this for us so I’m pretty understanding about it.  We don’t even have time to take our dance lessons. 

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Fiance is not a workaholic, but his company makes him work insane hours (14 hrs. is an average day – and that’s 5 days a week…with occasional mandatory weekend work and virtually no such thing as a sick day).  A lot of said ‘work’ is mandatory drinking bouts with his boss.  It’s been a HUGE cultural adjustment for me, and I don’t know if I will ever really be okay with it.  I’m trying to focus on the fact that it isn’t FI;s choice, but I can’t help being worried about how this will impact our future family life. 

Post # 7
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My Fiance has a full time job + a part time business + he just got another part time job.  Part of this is because he’s hoping the part time job will lead to a full time position, but the other reason is because he really wants to pay off our debts in the first year of marriage.  I know me being unemployed right now adds to the stress.  I just hope I get to see him!

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d say my Fiance is workaholic-lite… although his company makes it necessary sometimes. He is a corporate accountant and the first week of every month (month end) and first month of every year (year end) I basically just don’t plan to see him. He’ll work until 9, 10, 11 or later, plus weekends. I barely saw him this January and we were supposed to be dealing with closing on our house! His boss gave him a really hard time about leaving in time for our 4pm closing even though he’d gone in early! Then, he didn’t want to give him the “weekend off” for moving even though its a WEEKEND and he’d worked every other weekend that month. ugh. lol. 

He really doesn’t seem to mind it though. He likes is job and he is a very hard worker. Sometimes I wish he hated having to work so much more… but on the other hand its really really nice to be with a person who is content in their job. It seems to be a rare-ish thing and its just awesome to not have to worry about his happiness in that area bc he likes it. 

Post # 9
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My fiance definitely is, but it’s part of his job. Since he’s a proposal writer, there are swells of work heavy periods when a lot of RFPs come out. There are also times when we has almost nothing to do. Right now, he’s been working 65 hour weeks + all night at home 🙂

It doesn’t bother me currently since I’m really engrossed in wedding projects, but I’m sure once the wedding is over I’ll start noticing it more.

Post # 10
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

YES!!! He is always working, but so am I so I can’t complain too much. We both need the overtime especially in the economy we are in now. So whenever we can we pick up extra hours. Some day we can relax, but with no kids it’s easy for us to do now

Post # 11
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Fiance is an extreme workaholic when he can be. Since he owns his own company it sort of goes through phases. He also has a side job that he works four nights a week. It used to bother me in the beginning but I know why he is doing it and I really appreciate his hard work. I enjoy my alone time anyways so it sort of works for us. It’s the weeks that work is slow that we get at each other’s throats LOL

Post # 12
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance can be a bit workaholic at times but that comes with being an attorney. He works some weekends and is typically in the office pretty early and leaves late. The past few months I’ve seen him even less because he’s been getting ready for 2 trials coming up so he’s been slammed. I do love that no matter how busy he is he’ll always take the time to take my calls or call me just to say hello and I love you.

Post # 13
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fiance is a work-a-holic but so am I.  We are usually pretty good about leaving work at work though. 

Post # 14
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fiance is a huge workaholic. Usually averages 60+ hours a week. What is really irnoic about it is that the boss said he could ‘have this weekend off” but he’s already worked 14+ hours XD


Sure makes it tough to find time to wind down, let alone talk wedding.

Post # 15
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s my fiance! Workaholic. He is devoted to the projects he does. I know this is a good thing, but I also know that I feel the most loved when he spends quality time with me…makes it hard sometimes, right?

Post # 16
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am definitely a workaholic (much more than my FI).  It’s definitely challenging at times – I get caught up at work/ school and focus on that much more than a should.  Unfortunately wedding planning suffers as well (I will go for weeks or months without doing a single thing for the wedding…)  

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