(Closed) DH is gone for the week…

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d be having a ball! Living on mac & cheese and beer, staying in bed all hours.

Post # 18
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My husband has been away since Sunday and comes back tomorrow night!  He’s in Maine 7 hours away for worK.

At first I was sad, although we’ve been apart for 2 weeks before, but now I made a list of to-do’s, and get a little sense of piece and quiet.  I think it’s nice!

Equally though, I can’t wait for him to come home 🙂 

Post # 19
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsBeck:  It’s okay to enjoy yourself!  My Fiance was on travel for a few days last week and my time alone sounds l a lot like yours (delightfully bad tv, brussels sprouts for dinner, all that sort of stuff he can’t stand).  It doesn’t mean I didn’t miss him, but I certainly made the best of the situation!  I did have the benefit of living alone before we got engaged, and sometimes I miss the ability to do whatever I want without having to compromise.

Post # 20
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsBeck:  OMG, you are not a bad person. You are just like the rest of us! Having lived many moons by myself and having loved it, I enjoy my freetime too. FH was out of town last week and I had a date with all of my trashy Style, TLC and E! shows. It was fabulous! I also cooked meals I adored and didn’t have to share (FH is a vacuum at times) and enjoyed spending time away from the house after work without knowing he’s slaving away at the stove or waiting for me to come home was nice. I totally packed in girl time, gym time, trashy tv time, etc. I was delighted when he got home too. Awesome!


Post # 21
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would kill for my DH to go away for a week! LOL 

Sometimes it’s nice to have the house to yourself.   

Post # 22
9124 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My husband and I both travel a fair bit for our jobs, and we both enjoy the alone time without the other person to a certain degree.  

Is he treating you better?  Normally I’d say this is 100% normal, but I do remember some serious red flags in his behavior….

Post # 23
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha, I’m exactly this way when DH first leaves or is on a business trip! I do a lot of crafts I love but don’t otherwise because I like spending time with him, eat more healthy (he’s really fairly thin so I have to keep his calories high enough for him to not lose weight constantly), and get to the gym like every day. It’s great. 

Then a few weeks go by, and it gets harder and more mundane. It’s been almost a month now since he’s been gone (it will be 4 months this time) and I’m ready to be done! ; )

Post # 25
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not bad at all – sounds fun 🙂

Post # 26
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

O god whenever I get the apartment to myself I’m over the moon!


It’s totally normal to want a break from anyone you live with full time. It’s just nice to have some quiet time all alone every once in a while. By the end of the week I’d be feeling kind of lonely (or when I saw a bug, whichever comes first), but for the first few days I absolutly adore having the place to myself.

Post # 27
1153 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsBeck:  My DH is gone this week too. Althought I’m missing him terribly I am enjoying that the house is super clean too! I do miss him not being in bed with me at night, I’ve never lived alone & HATE being asleep alone in the house at night. DH has worked a ton this month, 8am-10pm or later M-F. He has a big project going on at work and he has to stay late to oversee everything. So I’ve been asleep every morning when he’s left and asleep when he gets home at night (but I’ve at least had him in bed with me, until this week). He flew out Tuesday morning & I had a major meltdown Monday night since he decided to work late that night (wasn’t project related, just wanted to get extra work done before his trip). I’m certainly feeling like we’ve spent enough time apart this month & am ready to have him back tomorrow night. I do have to say that I did enjoy watching a movie by myself last night and the night before that I met up with a girlfriend for dessert after 9pm (which I wouldn’t normally do if DH was home). So it’s been a fun week.

Post # 28
5870 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s normal and shows that you’re not co-dependent!  If he’s away occasionally might as well enjoy the positive parts.  Two positives I think you missed:

1) Sleeping in the middle of the bed 

2) You’ll miss each other…absence makes the heart grow fonder!

Post # 29
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

lol. i know whatcha mean. it isn’t a bad thing. you know what they say: distace makes the heart grow fonder.

Post # 30
3751 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Fiance travels for work every now and then and the first few days I’m like “aaaaahhhhh it’s so quiet around here, there’s no clothes all over the house, I can watch crappy tv til my heart’s content!” but it gets old quick!! He left Sunday this week (usually it’s only Monday to Friday) and I’m ready for him to be home!! Our dog also misses him terribly. It is nice to see how excited he gets when his Dad comes home though!!

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