Hello Red Pill ladies! I've been lurking here for a few weeks, this is my first post and it might be a little long, sorry...

My husband is a hard working, creative guy who dreams big. His work is very important to him and I've always been proud of what he does. Trouble is, we have two small children and it's not easy balancing his long hours with the needs of a family. I'd say we normally do a very good job making sure that he has time with the kids (they adore him) and that we have time together, as a couple and as a family. It is a constant juggling act but we manage it! Trouble is, I notice that lately, I haven't been very supportive of his actual work. We used to talk about his projects, as well as my writing prokects, a lot -- it was always so much fun. But these days I've been avoiding work talk because, I guess, I kind of resent how much time his work occupies and how much juggling we have to do. I feel kind of grumpy about it. A lot of the work he's most passionate about doesn't bring in that much money -- the money comes in from other projects. So yes, he's providing for us, and allowing me to be a stay at home mom, working just a few hours a week of freelance projects from home, and I know I'm lucky. I've just been feeling a little tired and unwilling to engage in work talk. I guess part of my issue is that my mom gives me a lot of grief about his hours (wow, isnt that hard on you? etc etc) and so do my old friends. My friends are single and childless, in their mid-thirties, and they can't understand why I can't go out for dinner with them (my husband works pretty late, so I have to be home to watch the kids. He comes home early whenever he can but it's not easy). I feel like being around all these critical people makes me cranky and insecure. Help!