In Summary
  • He feels I spend more time at work and I don’t prioritise family.
  • But I work eight hours; it’s only that I work in shifts.
  • Do you have a problem to share with Brenda? Please email: lifeandstyle@ke.nationmedia.com

Hello Brenda,

My job entails odd working hours. Sometimes I work late, sometimes early morning, and also on some weekends.

My husband has an 8-5 job. He feels I spend more time at work and I don’t prioritise family. But I work eight hours; it’s only that I work in shifts.

He wants me to quit and stay home, and yet having only one salary will make us strain; even if it’s mine alone. (I earn slightly higher but I have never belittled him).

Combined, our salaries help us get by and afford small luxuries like a few date nights and family outings. Mind you, we have children. And we are not rich. What do I do? How do I convince him it’s not best to quit? We will derail our future plans if I quit.

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