(Closed) Keeping Myself Sane While FI Works Late

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hey I’m in the same boat – Darling Husband has been in Europe for 10 days now, and I only get to see him next Sunday when I join him there…

To keep myself busy, I started to workout more (started P90x); I rented tons of movies that he wouldn’t be thrilled to watch with me (he’s a sweetheart and he would watch them anyway, but it’s cool to watch them alone too); I’ve made plans with friends all week long and I’m going shopping.

I also spend more time on WB… πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1254 posts
Bumble bee

My Fiance and I live together and to be completely honest, I cherish the times I have the house all to myself. It’s the only time I get to do girlie stuff out in the open like plucking, waxing, etc. I know you don’t live with him so you probably get to do that stuff at your place anyway, so I would use this time to watch all the girlie flicks he doesn’t care to see. For me they are DVD marathons of Sex and the City. Everytime he is on a fishing trip, I spend the weekend with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. Or do cocktails with my girlfriends and stay out extra long because I don’t have to cook dinner πŸ™‚

I would also use the time for some of your wedding DIY projects. There will be less distraction.

Post # 6
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Gemstone: what about going out with friends a lot this week? when my fiance is out of town or has to work a lot, i end up with like, 2 happy hours and a dinner in a week πŸ™‚ it gets me out of the house and keeps me busy!

Post # 7
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My Fiance has been working late a couple nights a week and even though it’s only 2-3 nights, it’s hard!  We do live together and it’s the difference between an evening in with him and an evening by myself.  Once a week, I’m getting used to it, and really enjoying some good books (um, and some fluffy books too) over dinner.  The other night I’ve started having dinner either with friends, family, or FI’s parents who live in the area.  It’s just too lonely otherwise, and it’s hard to get myself to cook a nice dinner just for one.  I also do the Shred in the evenings when he’s gone cause I look ridiculous doing it πŸ™‚

Post # 8
2317 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you should make a mini list of something fun you wanna try each day. How about trying some fun new recipes to try out on him this weekend.

Post # 10
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

At the moment I’m not working so I’m in the house all day by myself until Darling Husband gets home from work, around 11PM at night. I do masses of house cleaning and watch a heck of a lot of movies. Definitely do some girly stuff, all I can say is, keep yourself busy and the hours will fly by.

Post # 11
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It’s hard! My husband lives away from home 3 nights a week because his job is so far away from where we live, and on those nights, I watch lots of movies and get ready for the upcoming school year (teacher). 

Good luck!

Post # 13
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My SO has worked til 3 AM pretty much every Friday and Saturday night that we have been together – and that’s 2.5 years!

I usually just watch movies or, on the rare occasion, go out for drinks with my friends.  At least this is only a week for you, and only til 10 at the latest.  Just have fun and do all the things you would feel silly doing if he were around. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Perfect time to plan the wedding πŸ˜‰

Girlie movies w/ wine!

Scrap book your pictures!


My Fiance works two jobs so I am home alone quite often as well. Trust me, its nice to have “me” time even though you miss him!

Post # 16
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My husband is almost never around because he works 9 hours a day, commutes 3 hours, bikes for about 2 hours, sleeps for 8 hours, and takes 1/2 an hour to get ready and shower…so that leaves 1.5 hours in the day for any time for us to spend together…and that’s pushing it, because there are always other small things he has to do. I work from home, so other than the 9 hours that I’m working, I’m always entertaining myself. If I’m home alone, I watch lots of TV, take my dog for walks, do laundry, go grocery shopping, sleep, and eat. I could say that I exercise, too, but it wouldn’t be true.

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