This worker also may experience increased stress, feelings of overwhelm, and even irritability due to inconsistent sleep patterns combined with other emotions.
On the other hand, the other partner with more regular hours may experience feelings of loneliness.
Research shows shift work has a negative effect on health, relationships, marriages and children, and increases rates of separation and divorce.
When partners work different shifts there is often little face-to-face interaction.
Additionally, preoccupation with career development can leave little time to spend with friends.
Busy schedules, long distances, and feelings of resentment about the infrequency of contact all contribute to the distance that can grow between friends. Remind yourself of the importance of friendship and then make the effort to stay in touch.
Shift work may not be the ideal way of working or living, but it may be necessary to make ends meet or to keep employment.
However, even with all of the negative things stated, there is hope.The study suggested the need for the development of strategies to promote the establishment and maintenance of such relationships in later life.There are times when we stop being friends due to incompatibility, toxicity, or an irreparable injury.If there are children or others to be cared for in the home, this partner may feel a greater sense of responsibility and accountability.These feelings may lead to resentment and frustration.If you and your partner work different shifts, there are ways to ensure you still maintain a happy and healthy relationship.