I stay connected to work in my free time and days off which includes taking calls here and there and replying to important emails and texts. Obviously, I work late here and there as well.
However, 2 years ago I had to miss an anniversary weekend away with my now-ex as I was saddled with a huge project on Friday, literally 2-3 hours before we were planning on leaving. Had to work through the weekend, non-negotiable. Got in a huge fight with said-ex, which ended up being the first fight in a string of many that ultimately ended the relationship.
No longer with that company, and didn't really realize it was an unhealthy work/life balance until afterward. I'm now with a company where I have a much healthier balance, but still occasionally have to bail on plans.
Do you have any stories of when work became a hindrance in any friendships/relationships?