My boyfriend is incredibly ambitious. He owns his own film production company, and he was recently hired by Bravo for a new gig. He teaches for Apple, and he's working on several independent/documentary films. He teaches in NYC (where we live) and Philadelphia. Every other week he is in Philly for 3 days out of the week, and then his Bravo gig is a 14 hour day, and he works with his other clients on Friday's. Oh yeah, and he coaches pee-wee hockey during the season (which is starting in pre-season stuff right now) on the weekends in Long Island.
Slowly, I'm getting used to his new schedule, where we only see each other on the weekends. I'm not thrilled about it, because I'm a firm believer that couples who spend quality time together are happier, argue less and stay together, but I understand how important building his career is (especially since he's only 27).
We had an argument last night because he has to coach on Friday night in Long Island, and he is choosing to spend the night at his parents instead of coming home. We haven't seen each other in 4 days now, and I miss him, and we just spent all weekend with his parents 2 weeks ago. He says that he is going to get up early on Saturday morning to come home by noon, but the thing is, he's NEVER on time. Ever. I hate that he's late all the time, because I'm usually the one who gets the shaft, not his paying clients. And, frankly, I don't believe that he is going to be home before 5 or 6 pm on Saturday night. I told him that I was hurt that he would chose to spend yet another night away from our apartment, and I asked him if anything was wrong. He said that there was nothing wrong, but that he plans on staying over anyway.
Should I stick to my guns on this one or should I just let it go? (Readers, you should understand that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that he chooses his career/obligations over me.)