Tips for dating a workaholic

Remember they’re trained to argue – in the same way catwalk models don’t smile and parking wardens don’t look you in the eye. But while having the occasion argument is all fine, lawyers will cross examine you and declare your argument inadmissible. They’re trained to be ‘right’, even when they’re not.You need to learn how to agree to disagree and to ‘park’ disagreements rather than simply folding.

My SO and I are both in the legal field and want to practice the same kind of law in the same city.

Our resumes mirror each other’s in a lot of ways, and I can’t help but feel the tension sometimes.

Ellen only wishes that her husband was as intense and focused on their marriage as he is on his career.

She feels lonely and resentful more often than she likes to admit.

As their commitment to one another grew stronger and they eventually married, what Ellen previously saw as a character strength turned into something annoying and hurtful.

After almost two decades of marriage, Ellen has grown used to being very flexible.Changing plans at the last minute and making apologies to others for her husband's absence has become commonplace.She appreciates the abundant salary that her husband brings in and she is happy that he enjoys his work.I’m guessing there are other readers out there that feel this way, especially when both people are working in the same field, firm, company, etc.How do we deal with this competitive nature so that it doesn’t destruct an otherwise perfectly good relationship?Whether you’re male or female, lawyers dating you can ‘use’ you in the sense that they can adopt a trophy partner to impress the real partners back at the office and to have something more attractive than a great fee note.

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