Work Life Balance | Couples Therapy

Work Life Balance | Couples Therapy

The demands on your professional performance are increasing, and the lines between personal and work time are blurring.  If you are also the primary caretaker for children or elders at home your responsibilities are even more challenging and complicated.

Wherever you are in your career and life the demands on your time are probably high, and your priorities and actions are sometimes in response rather than planned and deliberate.  This is often the case in our fast moving world, but really getting ahead means consciously and purposefully identifying your goals and what gives your life meaning.  Know what truly matters in your life, create a road map, overcome roadblocks and gain momentum.  We partner with our clients so their “To Do” list is balanced with their “To Be” intentions.

A state of constantly being on the clock can have a dramatic impact on your physical and mental well-being, and the health of your relationship.  It is estimated that 90% of visits to health care professionals are stress related.  The consequences of pushing yourself to the edge of both physical and mental health are many.  As stress levels continue to rise, you may find that you are more reactive than proactive to the normal ups and downs of life.  The stress that results from a lack of balance in your life can lead to quick fixes that are less than ideal for your overall health and well being.

The abuse of alcohol, drugs, seeking affairs and other destructive behaviors are all common ways of attempting to regulate stress, and take the edge off a rough day.  When people are overly burdened they tend to turn toward what feels better in the short-term.  Longer term these solutions are unsustainable and the price of continuing these coping behaviors are many.

We help you make changes that make a difference in how you manage your life as individuals and as a couple.  You will learn to identify and become aware of your unhelpful thought patterns, discover how you can better relate to yourself, each other and others, and manage your stress and priorities.  Finding balance and creating a plan where your current lifestyle is aligned with your goals, and integrated with your desires, is an ongoing process as your life and work circumstances change.

We are therapists, coaches, executives and entrepreneurs, and we successfully partner with our clients to help them define what the best-lived life is for them.  The impact of your past experiences, how you view your life together now, and hopes for the future will be matched with your inner resources for a positive impact on both your happiness and bottom-line.

Questions for Thought

 Below are a few questions that are intended to help you consider your personal situation more closely.  If you are ready to improve and live your life to the fullest, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can best help.

  • Are you happy with the amount of time you or your partner spend working?
  • How often do you or your partner take work home with you in a week?
  • How many hours a week do either of you work at home?
  • Do you find yourself thinking about work when you are together?
  • Have you ever turned down a social engagement because you had to work?
  • How often do you both exercise in a week?
  • Do you work so much that exercise just does not fit into your schedule?
  • How would you describe your eating habits?
  • Do you and your partner fight about how much time is spent at work?
  • Do you spend most of your time doing what you love?
  • How would you describe your sleep hygiene?
  • How often do both of you check your work email while at home?