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When A Job Keeps Families Apart - The Salt Box
One of the many struggles families face today is maintaining a balance between work and life. While it is important to dedicate your time to a career that is psychologically fulfilling and financially satisfying, this can often lead to time away from home and a disrupted family lifestyle. When a parent is absent from home due to work, it places a burden on the parent who is left behind. While this imbalance of domestic responsibility is not necessarily intentional, it can be a significant cause of stress. Whatever the reason for a working parent to be away from, extra effort and care must be given in order to maintain a healthy and happy family. Working Away From Home Many careers involve work is done away from home for weeks to months at a time. For example, those who are involved in the armed forces often find themselves all around the world completing tours or training. Likewise, workers in the oil fields or on oil rigs are often isolated from their families during their contracted work. These are just two examples of jobs that require living in a separate dwelling away from one’s spouse and children. How to Deal Staying connected …