(Closed) how often do you get “me” time?? (kinda long, sorry!)

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Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’m getting A LOT of “me time” now that Waffle is in LA.  I love it and hate it at the same time.  I am getting a lot accomplished while he is gone and am watching tons of guilty pleasure TV, but my heart is sore that I have no one to cuddle with at the end of the day.  Oh well.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I enjoy my “me time”!! Catch up on some tv that I don’t want to make him suffer and watch, read a book, take a long bath. I try and work some time in a few times a week to keep me sane, don’t get me wrong I love my man and that I get to come home to him everyday but I still like to have some time to get in touch with myself as crappy as it sounds!

You know what they say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. All I know is it makes for a healthier, happier relationship for each party to be in touch with themselves as well as their partner!

Enjoy your time, he’ll be home soon πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Oh, I love some “me time”! I am good right now with the amount of time I have.

He usually gets home about 2 hours after me, so that is perfect. However, this past week he got home earlier than me b/c of a schedule change and I loved it, but I’m not sure I wouldn’t miss my time if it became a permanent thing πŸ™‚

I seem to get more housework done when he’s not here and also love to watch “my” shows on tv and just generally not have anyone bother me (does that sound awful!? lol).

Definitely don’t feel bad for loving your time alone! Sometimes, you just need it.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get alone time from 5:30ish to 7, in my alone time I watch King of Queens and eat a snack. I also have all Saturday for alone time because he works Tues-Sat and I work Mon-Fri. I wish he didnt work on Saturdays because my King of Queens alone just is enough for me :).

Post # 7
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Helper bee

We spent every night (for the most part) together for 2 years, and then I went away to grad school, and we only see each other on weekends.  I feel bad when I say that I have absolutely LOVED living by myself for the first time and being completely dependent on myself for everything.  I do miss him (even though I really don’t let myself think about it that much), and I know that it’ll be nice to be living together, but I”m enjoying this time to myself, and you should too!  Pretty soon, we will all be old married ladies (teehee), with little alone time.  After that comes kids (if you have them, of course), and there goes ALL the alone time, so enjoy it!  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Depending on the day of the week and how opposite our schedules are sometimes, I get a lot of “me” time and appreciate the heck out of it. πŸ™‚ We live together and have for two years and we both know that I need more “me” time than he does. It’s a personality thing.

On a normal week, M-F I get 5+ hours of “me time” while he is at work or school. Weekends we are together more.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Fiance used to live two hours away from me, I know I am a wimp but I cryed every time he left to go back home. Now that we live together its different. Sometimes he goes back up to see his friends for a few days and I love him dearly but its great having alone time too. Its mostly at night that I miss him but you are not alone, trust me.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I get 4 days of alone time a week. I’ve lived by myself for 2 years, and even when I lived at home, I was pretty independent. I love “me” time. I can do whatever I want. Nobody’s going to say anything if I felt like leaving the clothes in the dryer that day. I get to watch whatever I want on TV. I get my whole bed and all the covers. I don’t have to fight someone to ensure I get a hot shower… Yeah, I REALLY like my alone time.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my FH, and can’t wait to be married to him, but the idea of having him here all the time is still a weird thought.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a love/hate relationship with me time.

I really love it if I am being productive, but I hate it if I have nothing to do or if my partner is away for an extended period of time (days on end etc. as he often travels for work a lot). Also, insane amounts of overtime & crazy-busy on call schedules bum me out and I usually end up here on the bee when I have nothing better to do.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying time to yourself.. it doesn’t mean you enjoy spending time with him any less! Its healthy to like to be alone occasionally!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love alone time. I get a little almost every day. Once a month I get a whole weekend to myself and it’s my secret favorite time. I get so much done instead of lounging on the couch with Darling Husband. Even when i have nothing to do, it’s great. I watch Friends and eat whatever I want (usually stuff Darling Husband hates) and selfishly hog the couch. I don’t really start to miss him unless he’s been gone for a few days or more. 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love my husband dearly, but I love my alone time. I’m a social person and like to be around people/socialize a lot. But I treasure the rare times when my husband goes out with his friends or whatever without me, because… we don’t like to watch the same things. He watches the same movies over and over… and so I get like 4 weeks behind on my shows because we compromise on TV time with one TiVo. My husband isn’t big on pasta either and spaghetti pretty much flows in my veins.

 

So I look forward to “me” time. I whip up some spaghetti, watch grey’s/private practice, have Dexter marathons and enjoy it. Then i’m really happy to see my husband when he gets home. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

FH travels often for work, but we have a 17 month old daughter, so I do not know of this “me time” you speak of. Is it nice? It sounds fun!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i<3me time.

Darling Husband is a bank manager and usually has to work a couple of saturdays a month. That’s usually when I get my “me-time.” I catch up on all my reality tv that he hates to watch πŸ˜› eat ice cream for lunch and paint my nails etc. πŸ˜›

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