posted in Divorce
on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
When a successful individual from Connecticut is part of a divorce, her or his career can easily be affected. Emotions often run high during the dissolution of a marriage and any overflow from someone’s personal life into her or his business life could cause disruptions. The sudden inclusion of many tasks that were formerly performed by a spouse-be it household chores, financial obligations or anything else-can seem overwhelming at first, but with some awareness of the situation, the changes that a divorce often brings can be harnessed and kept from getting out of control.
Take this example: A woman excelling in her career suddenly begins traveling more often than she has before. She and her husband are heading toward a divorce but are trying to maintain the relationship by going to marital counseling. The wife begins working on an important project with her employer that requires overtime and even more travel-two months go by and the couple decides to divorce.
Soon after the divorce, the wife and mother realized that traveling was emotionally difficult. She found that dinners with business partners often turned to the topic of family and her recent divorce made the subject a little sensitive. Instead of mentioning the divorce, she would talk about her 3-year-old daughter whom she would often speak to on the phone after coming back to her hotel room. Rigid exchanges about the actual contents of her day between the child’s father and mother left the traveling woman feeling lonely.
Discussing the situation with friends and family allowed her to realize that she could handle multi-million dollar projects without a second thought but when it came to the divorce and her personal life, she struggled. Since her period of doubt, she has realized to live life in the present, instead of worrying about what could happen. Regardless of what happens, she will have to deal with it-be it a sudden increase in professional travel or her husband deciding to move out of state.
Source: Huffington Post, “Divorced Mother Deals With Business Travel Guilt,” Debbi Dickinson, Sept. 24, 2012