Post # 1
I just broke the news to my FI that we’ll be sharing a room with someone of the same gender for the Engaged Enouncter weekend, and he didn’t take to it very well. He’s not very fond of the whole idea of sleeping in the same room with a complete stranger. We were looking forward to this weekend away together to concentrate on us and talking about what that day had meant. While I do understand his perspective and hesitation, I also understand the idea of not sleeping with your significant other. I want to try to put his worries to rest and/or calm him down a little. Is there any way to avoid sleeping with someone you don’t know? Have any of you had to think twice about it? A little encouragement, advice, anything would be great!
Post # 3
What exactly is he worried about?
Just remind him it’s only for the weekend (only one or two nights right?). Didn’t he share a room with a complete stranger if he went off to college?? I know I did. And that was living with someone!
Post # 4
I was terrified about sleeping with a stranger at our Engaged Encounter – I just feel like sleeping is such a private thing, and I toss and turn a lot and snore like a beast and don’t like strangers seeing me in pajamas. So I wrote to the folks who were running it and asked if there was any chance of getting a single room, because my snoring really is atrocious and my poor roommate wouldn’t have a chance at a good night’s sleep. They said they’d see what they could do.
In the end, there were enough rooms so that everyone could get a single. We were both thrilled! But even if we did have to share, it probably wouldn’t have been so bad – we were busy both nights until 10 or 11 pm, so everyone just collapsed into bed and went right to sleep when we got back to our rooms.