It is so real one.... i must say. The stress that we encounter in our working place can spill over to the family, and sadly said most of the times we are not competent to leave the stress from the working place when we punch out.
I knew my lovely wife had a terrible day in the office yesterday, usually she would call me or text me to inform me that she would be late for home, this is the one thing that i'd advised her to do for safety reason.
She didn't do both( call or text me), i got bit worried, when it was 20 minutes way past the usuall "home time" i called and she said she was already down stair, was relieved to hear that but i was a bit angry though.
When she was at the door, and me with a notch of shrill voice i said," You should have called me to tell me you were late,ma" but somehow there was an inner voice that came through me signalling to me that my lovely wife was having a bad at work thus my displeasurable was meekly contained.
Thank God, i managed to clean up the house, did the ironing, mopped the floor before she came home, it would be even more stress for her if she were to come back to see heaps of unironed clothes, dust layered floor and other chores that were not done.
It is never easy to be a working mom, at work you are inundated with hundreds upon hundreds of emails to reply, incessant customers' request, some office unhealthy politic and sometime the non chalant attitude from your suboridinates, collegues and even superiors.
As a soul mate to the other half, we must always learn to feel for the malaise of our partner, reasurring them that it is nice to be back home, the sanctuary or rest, the solace for the tired souls.
I am still learning to be a better hub... day in and day out.
P/S : Plus and minus will give the perfect equation in a marriage, you give more sometimes, you ask for less at times.