- Miss Chapstick
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
Ugh, so I feel guilty. Here’s the story.
I have quite a bit of time off in December (basically, the whole month off). Three years ago, we moved 12 hours away from our families, and I ended up taking it a little harder than I thought. It’s been difficult to be away from my mom and sister, and I only get to see them twice a year at most. I’m really close to them, so yeah, it sucks.
My husband really understands this, even though he’s not as close to his family. He’s been really supportive and lets me talk about it for however long I need to when I feel homesick. He’s awesome.
A while back, I casually mentioned it would be great to use my time off in December to stay at my mom’s house for a while, and he said I should do it if that’s what I want. I immediately starting looking into flights, found a cheap one, and after a LOT of contemplation, and asking the hubs, “Are you SURE you don’t care I’ll be gone for a week in December?” and he promised me he didn’t, so I booked the flight. After I stay there a week, he’ll fly out to join me for a few days during Christmas, and then we’ll fly back home together. He keeps saying that of course he’ll miss me, but he understands that I’ve been dying to spend more time with my mom and sister, and he knows it will make me really happy.
And now I can’t help but constantly feel guilty about it! I feel awful that I’m leaving him for a week to take care of the dog all by himself, and take care of dishes and everything. He still insists that it’s fine, and that he’ll have boys days and watch his manly movies and play video games and that it’s a good thing for me to go home, and I believe him, but the guilt won’t go away.
I’m REALLY looking forward to a week with my mom and sister in my hometown, but yeah, anyone have any advice on how I can not feel guilty about it? Maybe it’s because I’m leaving the week before Christmas?