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TALK TO STEPH: My Husband Wants Me To Quit My Job

Justina sent this in. What do you advise?

Hear her:

Hello Stephanie,
I work in the Health sector. As a result of the tight schedule of my husband and I, we decided to pay for care
givers for our four and two year olds. My marriage has been blissful until I told my husband about the promotion I got from my work place. This promotion means so much to me because it is a reward for my
efforts all these years; but at the same time, it is tearing my home apart. My husband said that I need to spend more time taking care of the family. That it is either I quit my job to take care of the family or I quit my marriage and take care of my job. I don’t think that is fair. This is my dream, and he has refused to understand. What steps should I take to solving this issue? Please I need your advise. – Justina

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    Isabella AJUZIE
    September 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I wonder why some men can be stupid what if he loses his job tomorrow what would happen? She should not resign but make adjustments on how to spend more time with the kids. The world of today is very wicked the kids are her greatest achievement. Reprogram your self have a view in everything.

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    Emmanuel Tanimowo
    September 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    The heart of kings belong to God, start committing the heart of your husband to God, look for a conducive atmosphere to let him see reasons to allow you to maintain the job, create more time for your children,then if the need be tell one of his closet friend to intervene on your behalf,he might have the financial capacity today to care for you and your children, but he should note that nothing is constant in life ,hence the need for you to always be a ready assistant

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    Racheal Edward
    September 30, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Congratulations on ur promotion.
    I am sure you had the same job before you got married and your husband didn’t complain then….. If he is complaining now it means a lot has changed….. I know in the health sector, the higher you climb the lesser the stress cos at that level you can actually assign duties to your juniors….
    And maybe this change must have affected your husband and family a great deal…
    My advice to you is this…… Do not quit your job… I repeat, do not quit ur job……. Try to compromise….. See if you can use ur position to change your work schedule…. Try spending more time with your family…. Do certain chores yourself whenever you are available….. Try being available and explain to the understanding of your husband your current status and all it entails if it wasn’t clearly stated previously….. Just talk to your husband…. I’m sure he’d understand

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