Work-life balance is perhaps not a term the opposite sex understands much. And you may be a victim of that phenomenon if you have a girlfriend who is a workaholic.
Whilst you cannot be too traditional and ask her to give you more importance than her career, there are certainly ways in which you can deal with the situation, or better still, make the relationship successful despite the circumstance. Read on to know 7 ways to deal with the situation:
1. Stick to a Schedule
If you know she has a hectic day and week almost all the time, make a schedule and then call, message or meet in those allotted time spaces. Whilst this may appear mundane in the beginning, it could actually bring about a new-found zing in the relationship, as the time spent together becomes more valued each passing day.
2. Know the Tools
With the splurge of various gadgets, media and platforms available, thanks to technology, keeping in touch isn’t all that tough. Know the right tools to use, to stay connected with your sweetheart. Send messages on Whatsapp or Gtalk on your phone. Or stay connected on an Instant Messenger on your computers. Even without a smartphone, it is easy to keep in touch via SMS.
3. Surprise Her
Now this may keep the element of romance alive in your relationship if done seldom and subtly, but may lose its charm if overdone. If you are certain she has no meeting at a given hour, reach the area of her office and ask her to come down and see you for five minutes. Alternatively, you could order lunch for her (her favourite snack or cuisine, of course) and ensure it reaches her office at her lunch time.
4. Understand Her Schedule
The best way to deal with the schedule of a workaholic girlfriend is to understand it. You must also understand the position and responsibilities she holds. Once you are able to get this, dealing with the whole situation will be a whole lot easier.
5. Coordinate Days Off Better
Does it often happen that she works on your days off? And that you find yourself stuck in a meeting when she has time to spend with you? Try and coordinate your leaves and holidays such that you can both breathe easier and spend quality time with one another.
6. Meet Her Boss
Well, not necessarily to threaten him or her, but just to be cordial, meet her boss, when you are given the chance. This will enable you to get into their known zone and let her off easier should there be a need to be together on an impulse.
7. Study her Industry
Communication is an integral part of any relationship. The girl you are dating may work in an industry completely different from yours. However, in order to be able to make her feel you’re genuinely interested in what she does, try and read up about her company and industry. This will make her feel special and appreciate the effort you are making. What’s more, she may even take out more time for you.
The above 7 steps are bound to keep you as amongst the top priority of your ladylove, despite her hectic schedule. Have fun!