How to deal with a relationship with a workaholicTweet
If you are bonded with workaholic person it's important to get help for yourself. Addiction to work is called workaholism. One of the many interesting things about workaholism is that it is the most socially accepted addiction. We tend to give praise in our society to those that work too hard without considering the many costs involved.
Coping with a relationship with a workaholic?
One thing that helped was knowing that there was an end to the schedule...at the end of the semester he'd be done.
Be a work out buddy with the workaholic. Workaholics often have poor health since they make no time for eating right or exercising. Becoming a work out buddy with a workaholic may force them out of the work place and into doing something else. In addition, do not allow the workaholic to talk about work while working out.
You better learn to live with it and make him believe you are okay with his work schedule. He will love you for it. If you go the other way, and complain about his work ethic, you are going to come off as appearing "child-like" and immature with a lack of understanding what the "real world" dictates to be successful. You better be sure you can emotionally handle this type of releationship before you get too deep in this rabbit hole.
How to Deal with a Workaholic
Consistent contact during the day -- short phone calls, emails, basically just a low-level reminder that someone is thinking of you. They didn't have to be love notes -- just trying to communicate at all, even if it's a dumb joke, battles that sense of isolation or being ignored/forgotten about.
Encourage them to get professional help or contact Workaholics Anonymous. True workaholics are actually addicted to their work and work may need to be treated like any other addiction. Your workaholic may need to explore what makes them want to be a workaholic and how they got addicted to work.