Married to the job: how a long-hours working culture keeps people single and lonely

Married to the job: how a long-hours working culture keeps people single and lonely

The Guardian

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Demanding bosses, impossible workloads, 24/7 email – no wonder many employees feel they have no time outside work to find love

Laura Hancock started practising yoga when she worked for a charity. It was a job that involved long hours and caused a lot of anxiety. Yoga was her counterbalance. β€œIt saved my life, in a way,” she says.

Yoga brought her a sense of peace and started her journey of self-inquiry; eventually, she decided to bring those benefits to others by becoming a yoga teacher. She studied for more than eight years before qualifying. That was about 10 years ago; since then, she has been teaching in Oxford, her home town.

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