I have been an HVAC technician since I first married my wife.
She never seemed to mind the work that I did, so long as I was able to cover most of the bills and everything.
We ended up having kids and I try to be there for them when I can, but I am often really busy. After so much time of working as an HVAC technician, I have been a little bit depressed lately. My kids used to always try to talk to me and spend quality time, but now they don’t seem to care much at all. They act like I’m some stranger who is at the house rarely and they never want to do anything as a family. This is the same way my wife has been acting lately. I want to do something really nice together with my family, maybe take a family vacation or something but I’m not exactly sure what to do. I feel like I am losing my family just because I am always so dedicated to my work. I actually like working emergency HVAC hours because the pay is so good and I have managed to put a lot of money into our savings. I think it’s time that I use those savings to save the relationship with my wife and kids though. So I think I’m going to plan a trip to the tropical islands or something like that and maybe everybody will be happy for a change. I certainly don’t want to end up getting a divorce and be seperated from my family for good just because I’m a workaholic, but I always thought that everybody understood that my work is important. I’m hoping that everybody will appreciate going on a nice vacation for a change.