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    Partner is a teacher, complains how he has kids 7 days a week at school and at home and never has a break! This is verbalised in front of our kids. Am I right to be annoyed? I think home and work should be separate.

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    Yep id be annoyed. Does he get any downtime though?

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    I'd be annoyed. That's completely unfair.

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    yes I'd be annoyed. My husband is also a teacher/senior admin & I don't care that he has spent his week at school with kids. He doesn't see our kids during the week due to his long hours so I expect him to step up and be a parent regardless on the weekend. I spend 7 days a week with our kids without a break, I can't just walk off either

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    But his kids aren't the same as the ones at work, surely he wants to spend time with them???! I don't think it's wrong for him to want a bit of time just for himself, but that works both ways, you should also get some time just to yourself.

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    He only works part time and I often take kids out for a walk and leave him at home.

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    They are his children... He'd find himself with an abundance of downtime if he said that to me.

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    I could imagine being around kids all the time very stressful.

    Do you spend any time together without the kids?

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    I would feel very sad for my children if they heard their father say this. I suggest a discussion regarding both parents getting pre-organised time to them self as a solution.

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    Hmmmm i don't think this is acceptable. Are your kids the same age as the kids he teaches? I think he needs to learn to manage his stress levels- his comments are unfair and its awful he said them in front of your kids. Lots of people have stressful jobs, not all in the field of children,;but we all need to find a way to put that to one side when we get home. Opting out and making comments like that isn't a long term option...


 

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