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Authored by Dr. Michelle Murray on October 18, 2022

Dear Dr. Michelle:

My husband lost his job at the start of the pandemic. Which was scary but he has since found a new one. My problem is he now works all the time putting in long hours – more than I think he needs to. I don’t mind caring for the kids and managing the house but I barely see him and he’s missing our kids' activities. I think he’s afraid to lose his job again. How can I get him to stop working so much?

Dear Kristy:

Dr. Michelle K. Murray sits down with Marketing Manager Tera Girardin to answer your question via video! Dr. Michelle discusses work-life balance, and ways that you and your spouse can negotiate the expectations and boundaries when it comes to spending time working and spending time with the family. Listen to her full response here.


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Dr. Michelle Murray