Q: Your hardworking spouse, who stays late at the office many nights–and seems to think a heads-up phone call earlier in the day makes everything OK. Should you go easy on him?
A: Be grateful for the important things! At least your spouse is considerate enough to give you advance warning so that you can plan your evening accordingly. You can also remind yourself that at least he is employed and that he doesn’t have to stay late every night. Keep in mind that he would probably rather be home as well, experiencing a home-cooked dinner instead of drudgery. It’s time for you to be thoughtful and offer him your understanding. You would want the same from him if you were the one burning the midnight oil.