Time is limited. Everyone starts each day with the same 24 hours. That’s all. Choosing how to use that time defines much of what life looks like for each person.
For those who work excessively, it means that they’re giving work far more attention than anything else. This even applies to marriage. They may tell themselves that they’re doing it for the marriage — trying to give their spouse financial security — but they’re still not investing as much time or energy in that relationship.
As you may expect, this can lead to divorce. In some cases, it leads to affairs and infidelity as one (or both) spouses look for the connection that they’re no longer getting in the marriage. In other cases, it just leads to a slow sense of drifting apart until one person decides to move on and files for divorce. That’s not to say, of course, that a good work ethic isn’t important. It’s just that anything taken to excess can be detrimental. This is just as true of work as anything else.
Now, if you do find yourself getting divorced from a workaholic, you have to consider your financial future. What have you been doing — raising the children, taking care of other areas of life, etc — to enable them to work so often? What type of financial needs do you have? How can your divorce agreement meet those needs and give you what you deserve as the marriage ends?
This is an important time in your life, and you need to work toward a positive future. Make sure you are well aware of all of the legal options you have to do that as you move through your divorce.