What to do when both of you need a break

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October 8, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Dear Carolyn: I have a full-time job and try to do extra freelance artwork as I can, usually after work. My wife is a stay-at-home grandma watching the grandkids, the 10-month-old all day and the 3-year-old when she gets out of school. I’m sure that is not easy.

But she will give me a call about something else and always throw in, “What’s your ETA?” If I say I need to get something done, she’ll counter with something like, well I’ve had a stressful day, these kids … then I feel guilty and go home.

I’ve got nothing to hide, there’s no other woman, I’m not stopping for beers on the way home, but I’d be a little more Bohemian. —Drawing a Blank

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