We’ve always heard that being a workaholic isn’t healthy, but a new study out of France begs to differ.
Dr. Yehuda (“Ya-HOO-duh”) Baruch is a management professor at the Rouen (“ROO-en”) Business School in France. He recently analyzed workaholics from a wide range of industries and had them complete questionnaires about their daily activities, and home and work balance. He asked them questions like, “How do you feel when you turn in a project before deadline?” or “When was the last time you argued with your partner about work?”
The result? A lot of workaholics are happy with their work-life balance and logging in 14-hour-plus days makes them feel good about themselves. And experts say that’s a win-win situation, because it boosts their self-worth, their relationships and the company’s bottom line.
But there’s a catch: Workaholism is only a good thing if you want to work long hours. If you’re crunching numbers until midnight because your monster boss is forcing you or because you’re cash-strapped and need the overtime. Then that’s dangerous and destructive.
Lead researcher Dr. Baruch explains that’s because instead of the work fulfilling you, it takes over you, like a harmful addiction to the point where you become so consumed by work in a negative way. That can lead to chronic stress, and sends your personal relationships into a nosedive. In fact, one University of North Carolina study found that marriages involving workaholics are twice as likely to end in divorce.
Bottom line: Being a workaholic is OK as long as you’re 100-percent happy about it and loving what you do.
The Compliments Guys Like to Hear Men are constantly being told how to treat women better. With more compliments, more listening, and … Is your online love your soul mate - or a heartbreak waiting to happen? With more and more singles using online services to find their true love, it's important to know all… When it Comes to Dating, Most People Try Extra Hard to Please and Impress Someone New When it comes to dating, most people try extra hard to please and impress someone new. For example, … Don't Let Financial Troubles Ruin Your Relationship Money and relationships can be a ticking time bomb. Whether you’re a newlywed or married 20 ye… Myths About Divorce There are a lot of marriage myths floating around out there and David Popenoe, a professor of sociol… Even if your marriage is solid, there’s one thing that can kill it – Time Starvation. That’s the word from Mira Kirshenbaum, author of the new book "The Weekend Marriage". She says… What are the 3 best things you can do for your relationship? Oprah’s “O” magazine asked the top 3 relationship experts for their best piece of … Tips to Get Through a Divorce Divorce is never easy, but when houses, bank accounts, kids and pets are involved, it can be a downr… What do you want out of life? To lose 50 pounds, find your soul mate, move up the corporate ladder? It's all within your reach. So why are you stuck in a lousy job, with a boyfriend who treats you bad… Your Problems Can Make Your Marriage Better! The fact is - disagreements are a part of any relationship. But the key is to disagree in a way that… Marriage Creates More Housework for Women Guys, if your wife ever complains that you’re a slob, she might be right. According to a study… You Can Have a Fabulous Wedding on a Budget With the average cost of a wedding around $28,000, many couples are being forced to decide between m… Women Are Becoming The Breadwinners of The Family What’s the latest trend in marriage? Women are becoming the breadwinners of the family! Accord… Ladies, we've stumbled across some scientific research that flies in the face of your mother's advice. Remember when you first started dating and your mom told you "whatever you do, don't stuff your face… Ladies, are you dating a new man? Well, get to know what his hobbies are! Ladies, are you dating a new man? Well, get to know what his hobbies are! According to psychologist …
Is Your Man Having Bromance? DEBT FREE College Graduation Simple Relationship Improvements Avoiding Those Senior Moments! Small lifestyle changes can help keep your mind sharp into old age. Maintaining your iron levels, … GPS Relationship Apps For Singles Now there's an app for that...… Ladies...Dump That Jerk! Love Is A Science Beware of Bed Bugs in Hotels To avoid bed bugs while on vacation you can smell the room or keep your suitcases in the tub or on a… Beware of the 7 Year Itch The 7 year itch is a sign of future dissatisfaction. Couples with high levels of boredom were more d… Dating Trends Based On What You Eat How you eat could influence the likelihood of more dates.… Would You Know If You Had a Heart Things You Need To Know About Your Car Insurance Did you know you should carry more than the minimum required? Here's why!… Digital Dating Abuse is Getting Worse! One in ten teens has gotten a threatening text message from their significant other. Some girls get … Save Money on Valentine's Day Flower For A Better Relationship Go On A