I Am So Tired Of “Events” Taking Up My Weekends – Daily Dilemma [POLL]
The "Daily Dilemma" on the Sean and Richie Show is featured every weekday morning at 6:40am. We and the listeners take on someone's problems and try to offer different perspectives. Now, these don't have to be huge problems- it could just be something bothering you or a friend, or it could be some little thing you and another just can't agree on. If you have a dilemma to share we'd love to hear it just e-mail us here at the show.
Here is today's daily dilemma:
My wife and I have always been social people, we love to entertain and are always invited to other people's functions and events. We both work full time and have a house and kids to take care of as well. Our lives can get very hectic to say the least.
For the last year and a half my work has gotten particularly demanding. I know many people these days can understand the economy has forced many cutbacks and pressures on everyone, as for me I'm doing twice the work and half the time wonder if I'll have job through the next wave of lay offs.
The problem is these days I not only want, I need to relax and recharge on the weekends. I hate to say it but I would be fine just staying home relaxing and taking care of the things I need to do at home. This seems to be an impossibility as there is always something that we HAVE to do. Between friends, family and our own children we spend most of our free time at a wedding, holidays, a birthday, a school event or a work event. It's always well we have this today, that tomorrow etc. The point is, I know many people go through this as well but I really feel like I may go crazy if I don't get a lot more "down time".
My question to the listeners, is how do I make it clear to my wife that this is really a problem and I don't care who gets offended that I didn't show up at their party, is it so wrong to send a card or make a phone call on someone's birthday anymore? Or is it that I'm out of line and just need to get over it?