Men have always wanted it all – a beautiful wife, a great job, a perfect family, a big house and a nice sports car to park in the garage. But is it really possible to enjoy all the trappings of financial and professional success while still remaining a family man?
Look to the richest men in the world, and you'd be tempted to say no. Is there a pro athlete or politician out there who isn't cheating on his wife? Some days it's hard to find one, but they're out there. And even if you're spending a few extra hours in the office these days trying to earn that big promotion, it's important to remember that your wife and children love you for more than the paycheck you bring home – they want you around, even if it means a little more coupon clipping.
And it's not just good news for your family. A recent study by the charity group Working Families found that men who work similar hours to their partner and spend more time with their kids are happier than men who spend all day in the office.
So take a Friday off every now and again and head to the zoo or the ballgame with your kids. They – and you – deserve it.