Frequent Flyer? What is Your Spouse Doing While You're Gone

I recently posted about the dangers that overseas assignments can do to the family left behind. This is a dangerous and under-reported side effect you need to consider before accepting an assignment that is going to split up you from your family.

But several readers suggested this same family-killing effect may apply to any exec who travels frequently. I wrote a deliberately enticing headline above with no facts to back it up. No facts, but plenty of anecdotal evidence tells me that frequent business travel in general can unthread the cords of family. Even if nothing is happening, suspicion can grow in the darkest places.

My advice: if you travel a lot, also spend a lot of time at home.

Any tips from you frequent flyers out there on managing this lifestyle?