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Work and Home life?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (12953points) May 28th, 2014

Can you totally leave your work life at work, and your home life totally at home, a lot of people swear they can do just that, but I find it almost impossible, if you have a bad argument with your spouse find it hard to just leave it at home, same as a real bad day at work find it hard to just leave it at work, but if your one of the few who can , what is your secret ?

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marinelife's avatar

I compartmentalize, not perfectly, but I try.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

No, but then I do much of my work at home.

Judi's avatar

I am retired but I think I’m better at it than most. Sometimes it’s not a good thing. More than once when my kids were younger I forgot to pick them up at school because I was so engrossed in something at work.
I had a co worker take off a week when her husband was in jail for getting in a wreck for drunk driving. Another co worker looked at me and said, “Can you believe that? And YOU (Me) were here the whole time your son was in juvenile hall!”
Gotta pay the bills. Desperation makes you do things you never thought you possibly could.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I can leave work at work. Problems at home follow me wherever

stanleybmanly's avatar

There’s no escape. The “work” pretty much owns me. Dare to ignore it and you only fall behind.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I can turn it off like a switch. When at work, I am concentrating on what is going on there, and forget about home stuff. While at home, I could care less about my work stuff and only think of home stuff.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt Must be nice wish I could.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Not at all. My work is basically my life because I am working for a cause I feel very passionately about. I can’t just stop thinking about certain things that happened just because I am not, physically, at work. Likewise, if I am worrying about something in my personal life I often find it very difficult to concentrate fully at work.

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