Help! My significant other has an issue with me socializing with co-workers outside of work-hours.
So my boyfriend and I have been fighting a lot because there are times that I've been invited by colleagues for social gatherings. And every time I bring up that I might be home late, there's a big blowout on how I'm not a good girlfriend and I hear: "you already spend 8 hours with them, why do you want to spend more time with them?!"
It's stressful because I understand that career networking sometimes involves just socializing and getting to know people during social gatherings. And I'm in between a rock and a hard place because I do want to get to know my coworkers but I also don't want to fight at home.
How do I deal with this?