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    Default Tired partners who work long hours :-(

    Every night it's the same.
    I get home, drop my things and cook dinner. We eat then, DP falls asleep.

    Every weekend is similar. He works all day, I clean the house and cook for when he gets home...replay.

    Anyone else going through this?
    What do you do to pass the time/feel like your life isn't wasting away?

    I'm guessing this is a spinoff of the FIFO thread.?

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    Df goes through phases like this.

    I try to go 'oh, he's worked hard all day' BUT so have I.

    I don't do to much about it, bubhub keeps me company once the kids are in bed


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    Hmm this thread wasn't to be exclusively about me. Just wanting to hear about you ladies as well.

    I wish I d could do a community college course for painting or something but my hours are just to long. booooooo!

    Thanks for the replies, ladies.

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    Sorry Jenjen I think I misinterpreted your post. It sucks that your partner is too burnt out/tired to spend time with you. I hope you get some quality time together soon. Any chance of planning a holiday together?

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    My partner works long hours. Sometimes up at 4:30 and not home until 5:30 depending on where he is working that day. He will get home and either shower and nap straight away or have a little play with the kids and then fall asleep. I wake him up for dinner/just before when I need help and then we watch some tv together when the kids are asleep.

    Some days it feels like I don't get to see him at all and others are great.

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    My DF does 14 hour days in the mines here (including travel) and regardless still makes time for myself and the kids, and helping with housework. He is a clean freak though...
    I can imagine it'd be hard on him working long hours but have you sat down and talked to him about trying to find some time together?

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    I understand. My DH leaves at 4:30 and gets home 6:30/7. He works on his feet all day in a fast paced environment. He use to work six days, which meant he just slept on his day off

    When we had dd we decided that whilst the money was great, something needed to change. He know works the same hours but less days. He cooks when he gets home and whilst he doesn't see dd on the days he works his days off are all about us as a family.

    It's hard though isn't it? It can get lonely.

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    Jenjen, any chance of reducing your own working hours...so that at least you can do something completely for yourself?

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