(Closed) Living room furniture is tearing this family apart!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 31
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

We have two recliners right next to each other that are connected like a love seat.  We always have a hand or foot touching…..it’s stupid cute, I know.

Post # 32
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

tiki429:  We don’t have a recliner- but we have a sofa- and then an oversized chair.

If it’s just Darling Husband and I watching something, we will generally sit on the sofa together. I’m pregnant right now, and even if I want to lay down, I will just put my feet on DH- we aren’t in the cuddle zone right now because I don’t like cuddling when I’m big, plus I move around a lot.

If it’s DS, Darling Husband and I, DS and I will usually be on the sofa and Darling Husband will take the chair.


Post # 33
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

90% of the time we are in the living room together and both sitting down then we are both on the sofa. It is only a two seater so we are usually touching in some way, if not cuddling. Sometimes he will sit on another chair, but if we haven’t cuddled for a while then I will go and sit on his lap for a bit. 

We have limited time together due to working different hours so all our time together is important. My Darling Husband is a man of few words so cuddling is our connection.

I would be sad if we didn’t sit together most of the time.

Post # 34
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Here is what we did.  Before I moved in together we went to pick out furniture that he was buying for us.  US included my 2 girls now ages 5 & 7 and my 2 dogs.  I told him exactly how we would sit.  He agreed to my suggestions.   We purchased movie style seating with recliner sectional.  His side is to my right.  We do not have the cup holder section between us.   His spot is to remain available in case I decide to cuddle.  Yes, if I want to lay my head on his lap or put my legs on his lap he has to comply.  He really doesn’t mind.  I’m trying to make it sound funny how it all rent down but it works for us.  We want nothing between us in case  we do want to cuddle.  We can both recline and use our thrown as my girls can.  Now the part we fight about is the part that his 105# dog considers hers and has pretty much ruined.   The dog seat back rest is squished down to nothing because the couch holds her up so she can rest her body as she looks out the window.   This dog seat is AKA the guard dog post.  Mr 2 dogs and our girls squeeze in anywhere.  We also have a big huge comfy dog bed that we cover in crib sheets that my girls love.  Usually we are cozy as a family with the dogs included.  

Post # 35
5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We don’t have a recliner. But we have a lovesac that he usually lays in and I lay on the couch. I don’t mind this one bit!

sometimes one of us will randomly get up and go lay with the other. Sometimes it’s asked, but never forced. 

Post # 36
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have a sectional sofa. Its small so we’re always sitting near each other.. Neither of us mind, we like sitting close. We don’t have specified spots, our spots are wherever the dog isn’t sitting/ laying. 


Post # 37
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

tiki429:  we have 2 3-seater couches and an arm chair. We sit every single night in the middle of one of the 3-seaters and watch tv together. We still even hold hands most of the time. maybe we are not the norm, but I don’t see us ever changing.

Post # 38
1324 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

surprised no one has said this yet.. get new furniture!!! ta da. problem solved. and going furniture shopping is romantic remember? (500 days of summer in ikea…) it’s like a new date for you two 

Post # 39
587 posts
Busy bee

We pretty much always sit together on the couch and cuddle.  There is usually something wrong if one of us sits in the chairs – mainly me if I think he has done somehting wrong! Lol. 

Post # 40
1578 posts
Bumble bee

Ugghh we have a horrible couch.  Darling Husband sits on it and I usually sit on the recliner or the floor.  I just get so achy on the couch. 

When we move into our forever home we plan to upgrade our couch situation.  We’d love to be able to snuggle together on the couch!

ETA: We actually prefer to watch tv in bed, together, because that darn couch is so uncomfortable. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  SisterJude.
Post # 41
3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We don’t really “sit” on the couch, but we’re always in conctact on it.  DH kind of lays down on it, with me sitting up between his legs so he has one behind me and one over my lap.  

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  strawbabies.
Post # 42
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

We have a couch with a chaise.  DH usually lays on the chaise side & I I’m usually laying on the other side with my feet facing him.  Occasionally we’ll cuddle, but more often than not we reside to our respective sides.  Here’s a pictue of our couch to give you a better idea about what I was trying to describe above haha.

Post # 43
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Oh man. I totally know how you feel – sometimes my SO will push the recliner into the best TV watching spot and I feel like a loser on the couch by myself! He will come sit with me sometimes though if I ask. 

Something I found helpful was pushing the couch into the clear prime spot. Then we both sit there. 

Post # 44
367 posts
Helper bee

tiki429:  We have two big recliners with an end table in between and we just hold hands over top of it. We have a couch, but it never gets touched.

Post # 45
273 posts
Helper bee

I think you’re being unreasonable here. He doesn’t like cuddling on the sofa, you like cuddling on the sofa. His compromise is to cuddle on the sofa sometimes. I think that’s entirely reasonable. 

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