For fun – put these in order of priority.

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 16
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

son/SO/family, work, household, friends, hobbies. 

To be fair, I don’t really have a lot of hobbies. And depending on the time, some of those waffle back and forth. Work isn’t always my second priortity but it usually is. There are times where friends take precident over housework/the running of my household. Kind of depends on the stage of life i’m in at the time. 

Post # 17
5121 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

SO, work, family, hobbies, friends.


I guess it sort of depends on what we’re talking about though. Like if Darling Husband, family or friends were having an emergency and really needed me, I’d leave work and drop my hobbies to be there, but as far as general maintenance of the relationships, this would probably be my order. I’d like friends to be higher, but I just don’t get to see them much, so I tend to be a homebody and do hobbies. 

Post # 18
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

happybridetobe1988 :  Husband/Family, Work, Friends, Hobbies (I don’t really have any hobbies right now). I do value my life outside of work more than work (I work to live, not the reverse), but it does take priority. I fortunately have a job that I don’t take home with me, which helps 🙂 

Post # 19
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m going to add family & housework in on mine too.

Family (for me my daughter)


My friends

My work 

My hobbies 

If I could banish housework forever I would. It’s a necessary evil. I’m working on convincing my FH that we will totally need a cleaner for the new house because he went crazy with the square footage. 

Post # 20
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

Fiancé, cats, work, hobbies, friends.

Post # 21
3831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My kids

My husband

Adventures (hobbies) 




I work enough to pay the bills. Whatever. Work is so peripheral to me. My job isn’t even what most people would consider a “real job” as I take people out on adventures. Fostering a love for the natural world and discovery with my children and my Darling Husband is my life’s main priority. 

Post # 22
159 posts
Blushing bee

My So, Hobbies, friends, school, family, work. 

I work full time and while it’s not my favorite, it works for now. I’m also in school full time. 

Onw of my best friends lives 4 hours away. The other lives closer but it’s a weird relationship. My co-workers are great but we rarely hang out with each other outside of work. I am naturally an introvert and don’t have many close friends. 

One of my hobbies is video games and it is what I’m going to school for. 

Post # 23
259 posts
Helper bee

This is hard!




Hobbies / Travel / Exercise / Housework

Family (no kids)


Fiance and I always work to put each other first. Work is really important to me, especially since I recently started a new job. Luckily my Fiance and my friends are all very focused on their careers right now too, so everyone understands and it doesn’t feel like I’m sacrificing my personal relationships. I try hard to put in time with my friends to maintain those relationships and be there for them (even when there are other things I need/want to be doing or if I’m really tired). 

Family comes last because while I love my parents, brother, grandmothers, etc — I’m just not in the phase of life right now where they play a very big role. 

Post # 24
1680 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

happybridetobe1988 :  

Mine is:

Work – need roof over our heads,food etc

SO – because I love him 

Friends- because I love them

Hobbies – i fit them in when I can.

Post # 26
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


My hobbies

My friends

My work

My best friends are actually involved with one of my main hobbies, playing in a band, as is my SO. I like spending time with friends, but SO comes firts and I like being with him best. ‘Hobbies’ include my time alone, which I cannot do without. I actually like and care about my work, but I work to live, not the other way around. Cool thread. 🙂

EDIT: Family/dog would be second, just under SO.

Post # 27
6300 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Honestly I prioritise different things/people at different times dependinonnthe situation. Friend is going through a really hard time? I would cancel plans with my SO to be with them. Have to meet a deadline at work or lose my job and OH is sick? Unless he’s at death’s door work gets prioritised as we couldn’t afford to be without the income. Etc.

In general though my SO takes priority, so if for eg he was equally as sick as a friend I would priotise him over my friend.

Post # 28
142 posts
Blushing bee

School, SO, Work, Hobbies.
I have one friend, if she called me during the day and I was at class, I’d call her back asap. She lives super far away. I guess she’s #1 if she ever needed me.

Post # 29
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

I used to have: horse, SO, work, friends, household, hobbies

These days I have SO, fitness, work, friends, hobbies, household

I’ve split fitness out from hobbies just because it’s such a big part of my life, whereas a hobby to me would be something like knitting which I haven’t done in ages – we have young cats and they make it harder than it needs to be.

Like PP have said, it does depend on circumstances. I’d drop everything else for a friend in need, or if sh*t hit the fan at work, or SO needed extra support.

Post # 30
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

God, my SO, my hobbies, friends, work. 

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