Work Infidelity: Are You Married To Your Job?

Work Infidelity Married To Job

You can be true to yourself and refuse to be complicit by refraining from bringing electronic devices when he goes to bed sick, making alibis for absenteeism or lateness at social functions or family gatherings, and leaving the responsibility with your mate to explain the work infidelity. You can also stop assuming household duties, returning phone calls for him, or covering for her by lying to business associates—all because he or she is too busy working.

Although it’s important for you to include your loved one in plans and let him know he was missed and how disappointed you were by his absence, you don’t have to continue putting your life on hold. It’s a paradox, but being true to yourself and moving forward with your life without your loved one who is in the grips of work is often the exact healing medicine your relationship needs to recover.


Robinson, B. E. (2019). #Chill: Turn Off Your Job And Turn On Your Life. New York: William Morrow.

Written By Bryan E. Robinson
Originally Appeared In Psychology Today

Work infidelity can end up crumbling even the most important and strongest relationships there are. Because how can you expect a relationship to work, if you are not investing any time in it? Giving preference to work once in a while is okay, but putting everything on the backburner for that is definitely not. Work infidelity might not seem like a major thing, but it actually is, and the more you keep on feeding it, the more damage it will cause.

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Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., is a journalist, author, psychotherapist, and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has authored 42 books including his latest, #Chill: Turn Off Your Job And Turn On Your Life (William Morrow, 2019) and Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians who Treat Them (New York University Press, 2014), and Daily Writing Resilience (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018). He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed mental health clinician. He maintains a private clinical practice in Asheville, NC, and writes for Forbes, Psychology Today, and Thrive Global. You can reach him at Author posts