So how do any of you deal when your spouse doesn't get to take much time off of work? My husband is a great worker. Not a workaholic but his family business finds him needing to micro manage his people a lot. My bro in law that works there takes time off but my husband will get home later than usual tonight because he had new years off as well as took a "half day" on Tues because I asked him to since kids were back to school Wed. He got Christmas day off and took only 1 other day that week. Now he's playing catch up this week and he starts his new school semester on Tuesday so it's sad to me that he's off school for this last Thurs. And he'll be home late from work. While he's in school he works full time and classes tues thur nights to 930 or so. Only 2 semesters left of his 2 year mba program but it's been rough on our family of 6. He has like 400+ hrs od pto. I'm Hispanic and very loving, need lots of affection and my family doesn't live near by and his family is not the close,loving relationship types.