“You’re never at home,” complains Susan, a 42-year-old lawyer turned homemaker, glowering angrily at her spouse of 12 years. “How do you expect our marriage to work if you never see me or the kids? You’re always running back to the office. And when you’re at home, it’s as if your clients are here too. They’re obviously more important to you than we are.”

“That’s unfair,” counters John, a 45-year-old litigation partner. “You’re just as busy as I am; you’re always running off with the kids or to your exercise class or your endless errands. You’re too tired to have sex. You get angry when I don’t praise your work, but when do you ever thank me for making the money? You’ve forgotten what law firms demand. Sometimes I dread coming home.”

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