“My husband is upset with my growing success”


Query: My husband pushed me to start my business and I got compliments from all around about how lucky I am to have a supportive husband like him. But now that my business has picked up and I am invited to parties to network, he gets very upset. Tells me I don’t have time for him or our daughter and I am neglecting my domestic duties. I am confused about how to handle this.

Response by Dr Chandni Tugnait: Hi, thank you for writing to us. It is understandable that you are confused about how to handle this situation. It can be difficult to balance running a business with maintaining a strong relationship with your spouse. While it’s great that your husband is so supportive, it sounds like he may be feeling left out now that your business is picking up.

It’s important to sit down with him and have a conversation about how you can both support each other in your individual pursuits. Suggest scheduling regular check-ins to ensure that he still feels valued and connected to you. Another thing you can do is make sure to carve out some time for him and your daughter, even if it’s just a few hours each week. You can also try to involve him in your business as much as possible, whether that means asking for his advice or including him in events. By working together, you can help ensure that your husband feels included and valued in your life, which will make him less likely to feel resentment towards your business. This will help keep him from feeling alienated and will ensure that your family remains a priority.

It’s essential to have a strong support system in order to succeed in business. However, it’s also important to maintain balance in one’s personal and professional life.

It is important to realize that every relationship is different and what works for one couple may not work for another. It is also important to remember that just because a husband is supportive of his wife’s business venture does not mean that he will not have any reservations or concerns when the business starts to take up more of her time.

It is important for both partners in a relationship to communicate their needs and concerns to each other. If your husband is feeling neglected because you are spending more time on your business, talk to him and try to find a way to balance your time between family and business. It may be necessary for you to set some boundaries and make sure that you take out some time each day to spend with your husband and daughter.

If your husband is still upset after discussing the situation and taking corrective measures, he may need some time to adjust. Be understanding, compassionate and patient as he adjusts to this new change and focus on nurturing the bond with him & your daughter along with nurturing your business for lasting happiness.

Lastly, I would recommend that if you/your husband are unable to process the thoughts, emotions, despair and confusion around the situation, do consider seeking therapy. Don’t shy away from asking for help. I hope this helps!

For further queries, feel free to book an appointment with us.

Stay Blessed!

Dr. Chandni Tugnait is M.D. (Alternative Medicines), Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Business Coach, NLP Expert, Healer, Founder & Director – Gateway of Healing, with centres in Gurgaon and Faridabad.

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