How to Deal with a Spouse Who Doesn’t Like that You Work From Home
I cannot count how many times that I have heard someone complaining about their spouse working from home. They do not understand the importance of your at home job. Your work at home job is just like any other job and it seems that they don’t understand it. How can you make them understand? Is there a way to make this madness end?
The journey to making it as someone who works primarily out of their home, is an adventurous one. It can have it’s many draw backs as well as having a lot of benefits. A lot of people do not understand this unless they seem you physically get up and go to a place of business to work. This is the problem for a lot of people, the work at home person wants everyone to know that they are making it by working from home and yet their spouse or partner does not see it as that. They see it as more of a way of making a little bit of extra money but not really as a job.
When I first started working from home, my husband said that I needed to get a job when the children started back to school so that I could help with paying off our two new vehicles that we had just got. My husband makes enough to support us but when you have a family as big as ours, having extra money is always a good thing. I told him that I could make just as much money by working from home as I could if I were working at my old job. My old job payed $10 an hour and it was a place that I dreaded going too. In order to make this amount, I would need to work as much as possible from home before he came home from work. I put a schedule together for me and actually made more than what I had at my old job on some of those days.
I proved to him that I could do it and hoped that he would find it in his heart to leave me a lone about working from home. I was wrong. I then found him making comments about how he worked harder than what I did. Physically it might be true but, emotionally it can be a huge strain on your mind. I am a writer and most writers know that it can be very draining process to succeed. You would think that working from home and taking care of the things that you need to do at home, would kind of make them lighten up on things. You better guess again. Most people do not see the things that you do because they are not there with you. Maybe they need to physically see them in order to understand them. I take care of children, do the chores, and work from home all at the same time.
If you are working from home eight hours a day just like your spouse is doing at his job, then there shouldn’t be a problem if you are getting your work done. A lot of spouses see people who work at home as, someone who is looking for a way to get out of their day jobs. Despite what a lot of people think, working from home is hard work and it does have a lot of stress on a person. The main reason that most people want to work from home is for the money, they save money by not having to go to work everyday. They also do not like the environment that a work place has, all though there are a lot of places on the Internet that can also have a hostile environment, for the most part if you don’t like it, at least you can walk away for a few minutes.
I am a mother and I have more than one job. My job is to maintain the home, take the kids back and forth to school, take care of the little ones, and find time to actually work to make money. I do this all from my home. The thing that a lot of them need to realize is that a work at home job should be treated just like any other job.
I made a deal with my husband. He would let me work from home while running and taking care of the kids and when he got home, we would both clean and prepare dinner together. It took me a while to get him to realize that this was just as important as any other job. There are still people in the family who don’t see me as making money and those who tell my husband thank you whenever a gift is bought instead of the both of us because they don’t see me as making money. I don’t care what other people think because I know the truth.
If your spouse or partner is having a difficult time understanding, save your money for one week and then show him the profits that you have gained from working from home. It might shock him to see that you were right and that you can make as much money as a regular job.