My wife is pregnant and she has not been doing well for the past few days. She needs personal care (this is also her doctor’s advice). To take care of her, I need at least two weeks of leave. How can I convey to my manager that I need short-term leave for two weeks?
You go to your manager and you say,
My wife is pregnant. She has not been doing well for the past few days. Her doctor advises that she needs personal care. I will need at least two weeks of leave to take care of her.
This is not complicated.