When it comes to love, do accomplished women get the short end of the dating stick? We weigh in with our relationship advice.
If you are a woman who is in a serious relationship with her job, you’re not alone. A growing number of women spend a majority of their time at work, and therefore often report trouble meeting potential mates and fostering a long-term relationship. And it’s no wonder – unless he is a client of yours, or works with you, Mr. Right will not find his way into your office (nor heart.)
But just because your work comes first, doesn’t mean you can’t handle a relationship. In fact, balancing your work life and personal life is a job in and of itself. No matter how busy you are, or how many hours a week you work, there is always enough time for a personal relationship.
Here is some relationship advice to find a balance between your work life and personal life, and hopefully find love:
Instead of relying on online dating to find potential love interests, accept an invite to a networking event instead. Since your work is the area in which you flourish, you’ll feel at ease in this sort of surrounding. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people, and discuss what you love. Be open-minded to having someone you meet follow up with you via email. Who knows what some back-and-forth emailing might lead to?
There is no such thing as too busy. Whether you are the president, an ER doctor, or a CEO of a company, you are able to make the time for someone else, if only you allow yourself to. People use “too busy” as an excuse to maintain old habits (ie: drowning in, and perfecting your work) but at the end of the day, it is our relationships with others and our families that will fulfill us the most. Our relationship advice? Stop making excuses and start making time for someone else. It’s not healthy for all of one person’s energy to be on work. Even if it is late-night meals with your partner at your office, inviting them to meet you for your lunch break, or having them stand by your side at a work event, there are opportunities to spend quality time.
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