I’m sure my wife works all the time so she doesn’t have to spend time with me

DEAR DEIDRE: I’M convinced my wife works so many hours because she doesn’t want to be at home with me.

She is a beautician and has two salons. She works all hours.

I am 36 and she is 35. We have been married for six years and have a three-year-old daughter.

But our child hardly sees her mum, sometimes for days at a time.

It wouldn’t be so bad if we had weekends together, but we don’t get that either.

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I am struggling, as I am still working from home and trying to balance this with looking after our daughter. I look after everything else around the house too.

I understand her job is important but so is her family. My wife says I am over-reacting when I try to talk to her.

Everything I say falls on deaf ears. I am at breaking point.

DEIDRE SAYS: Your wife is busy but no one can work seven-day weeks long-term and live healthily.

Your relationship will die of neglect if your wife continues to devote all her time to her work without considering your concerns.

Tell her this is driving a wedge between you, and your little girl is suffering too.

Ask her to compromise and spend one work-free day each weekend with you. And suggest a romantic weekend away together to rediscover what attracted you to each other in the first place.

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