Question by  OBWon (10)

Why is my empty-nest husband working all the time?


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Your empty-nest husband could be having a hard time dealing with your children no longer being in the house. IN addition it could be his stress over the economy and the fact that many people are losing their jobs. It could simple be that he is trying to provide you and him with a nest egg.


Answer by  Jenna (587)

Maybe he's trying to fill the void of missing his kids by keeping busy and working. He may not have other hobbies or activities to keep himself busy. It's difficult from going from having a full house with activities going on to having the children all leave. I'd give him some time to get used to it.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

He may have increased duties at work that require it and has nothing to do with the children being gone. But it is also a possibility he misses the children and is trying to fill his time at work. It would be better for your marriage if you two had something you both enjoy you could spend time together doing.


Answer by  golden (348)

He is probably filling the absense of children in the home with work. He is focusing all his attention on work to avoid thinking about or accepting that the children are gone. If you'd like him to work less, plan a trip for the two of you. Or get him involved with a hobby that you can do together.


Answer by  firefighter38310 (430)

i am an empty nest hubby. i work part time law enforcement, part time ERNurse and full time firefighter;have been doing this for 24 + years. i want alwasy be able to do all the above but until then it pays and i am going to ride this horse

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