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8 Ways to Deal with a Workaholic Boyfriend ...

By Heather

Learning the ins and outs of how to deal with a workaholic boyfriend without seeming clingy is difficult – even in the best cases. With everybody trying to move forward in their careers and to make as much money as possible, learning how to deal with a workaholic boyfriend now is going to be important. I'm a workaholic girlfriend and my partner had to learn how to deal with me. It's hard, girls, but possible. So, you ready to learn how you can handle your boyfriend if he is a workaholic?

1 Is It Worth Fighting for?

When you're first learning how to deal with a workaholic boyfriend, you've got to ask yourself: is it worth it? I know it's a hard question to ask yourself, but truthfully, picking your battles is the key to any relationship. Is his workaholic nature actually affecting your relationship? Is he not as attentive as he once was? Does he not pay attention to you?

2 Discuss Your Feelings with Him

Have you ever talked to your boyfriend about your feelings? Have you ever discussed exactly what you want from him? This could be one of the ways to get through to him, girls! Who knows, maybe he has absolutely no idea how you feel about how much he works!

3 Give Him Time to Weigh His Options

I know that it's hard to give your partner time to actually change, but you've got to. You can't make it all or nothing when it comes to his job, girls, especially if he is really trying to make something of himself. A man's job is typically his pride and you've got to give him time to weigh his options between his relationship and his job.

4 Try to Be Understanding

While you might feel that you should be the most important thing in the world, you've got to make sure that you are trying to understand his point of view. Put yourself in his shoes, girls. How would you feel if he was bringing up all of these points in reference to your career? You've got to think about that!

5 Sketch out a Schedule for the Two of You

If you are really trying to make sure that your needs and your boyfriend's needs are met, why not come up with a schedule? That way you both know what days you are going to be together and what days he may have to work late or can allow himself to work late. Sometimes just making sure you have time to spend together helps.

6 Work/Life Balance

When you're dealing with a workaholic boyfriend, you've got to remember – he doesn't know what work/life balance is. This is what you're going to have to teach him. A lot of guys don't think that date nights and little outings are important, so you've got to make sure that you let him know that you care about those things!

7 Apply a Few Ground Rules

Always, when you are learning how to deal with a workaholic boyfriend, lay down some ground rules. Designate a day a week for a date night, make sure that you both always have dinner together, allow for him to work late sometimes . It's all about compromise, girls.

8 Accept It

Finally, sometimes, you've got to just accept that he is a workaholic and that you won't be able to change him. That doesn't mean that you should allow him to treat you any differently or that he should get away with anything, but you've go to accept that his career is very important to him.

So all you workaholic-boyfriend lovers, do you have any other tips that will help someone that is not use to their workaholic boyfriend? Anything I didn't cover? Share your stories and experiences!

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