There is no doubt that work stress has become an increasing factor in relationship dissatisfaction. As Dr. Gottman explains in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, today’s couples work an average of one thousands hours more each year than people did thirty years ago. No wonder the days of the cheerful “Honey, I’m home!” are history for so many families. Most likely “Honey” is working too and has come home with a stack of papers she needs to prepare for tomorrow’s presentation to a client.

Finding a balance between work and personal life is a challenge. Do you feel like your partner is working too much? How much is too much, and how do you talk to them about it? Certified Gottman Therapist Laura Silverstein, LCSW will join #AskGottman this week to answer your relationship questions about work/life balance.

Use the form provided below to submit your questions before 5:00 PM PST on Thursday, April 9, and the answers will be posted in an article on Friday, April 10. You can also submit questions by using the hashtag #AskGottman on Twitter.

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Michael Fulwiler

Michael Fulwiler is the Editor in Chief of The Gottman Relationship Blog and Director of Marketing for The Gottman Institute. A proud University of Washington graduate, Michael is an avid fan of love, live music, and Seattle sports teams.