So I know there used to be a giant relationships thread on here, back when I was more active, but this is a bit more targeted. Along those lines, sorry for disappearing, I've just been happy with my playing and haven't needed advice. Now I come back when I need something, typical selfish bastard me. About a decade ago, I got really serious about guitar/music. I was at the time and still am with the same SO, about a year after we got together. I would practice for 3 or 4 hours a day after work. It wasn't a problem then. Now, I'm lucky if I can find 1.5-2 hours, and that's basically due to intentionally cutting sleep and/or leaving work early (I'm salaried, so I'm not taking a pay cut to do so, I just have to manage workload). So it's a bit precarious, but doable. I made these changes after finding out that my SO was no longer happy with me spending as much time on music. I think much of this comes from her resentment of me putting the band "first" rather than her. In reality, I can't rank them in a list. They are both huge parts of who I am, and I love them both and want both things to grow. I'm not trying to pin this on her or make her seem unreasonable, just trying to explain the situation. How do you guys in relationships, who are passionate about your craft, make ends meet? I'm speaking specifically to guys who have another job besides music to pay the bills. It's not to the point of "It's me or the band," but I fear it might not be far off if I can't do something about it.