(Closed) New years eve alone – need to vent

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 16
3242 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Me and my DH have our alone time together. He plays video games. I watch trash tv on my tablet and every so often we yell ‘love you’ across the room. We both get to do our own thing minus the lonely part. Suggest that to your SO. It seems wrong that he doesn’t want to share the night with you.

Post # 17
1083 posts
Bumble bee

Dick move. And based on your previous post, it seems like your SO is sending clear signs that he is just not that into you 

Post # 18
11346 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

He won’t spend NYE with you?  Definitely not a good sign.  I don’t know if it’s a planning issue or a relationship issue.

He would have to be pretty clueless not to realize you spend NYE with your SO, if you have one. 

Or the PP is right, he’s just not that into you.

Post # 19
4697 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Am I missing something? Your SO would rather sit at home alone playing video games than do vitually the exact same thing with you…. At this point I’d take a hint. He can’t be that into you.



Post # 20
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Yipeebee:  ha ha! That makes me laugh! 

Post # 21
6036 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State


Aqua59:  ummmm most definitely not. I would not tolerate that. NYE is supposed to be spent with someone you care about. Be it friends, family, children, or more typically your SO. I would be absolutely livid if my SO was choosing to spend NYE (specifically midnight) at home alone rather than with me. In fact, I would be suspicious of someone who was willing to spend the day time hours with me that day but didn’t want to spend the evening hours with me. OP i would be way pushier about this. Especially since he never has this night off. And the one time he does, rather than spend it with you he’s gonna play video games or sit at home alone? ummmm most definitely not. Grow a pair OP and instead of treading lightly around him ask for what you want. You aren’t unreasonable for wanting to spend NYE with your SO, he’s unreasonable for not wanting to spend it with you. Geez….

Post # 23
34 posts

I agree that he’s probably clueless. Just tell him like the previos poster said. Guys don’t get hints.

Post # 24
2160 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Aqua59:  I mean, I can understand that, because my husband is majorly introverted, hates big celebrations, and if it was up to him he’d go to bed at 8pm on NYE.. Whereas I’d be quite happy to go out to a party. The compromise is, we’ll stay in, open a bottle of champagne, play board games and/or watch a movie, and go out to watch fireworks at midnight.

I really think your SO should be willing to compromise on this as well. Even if he wanted to play video games, there is no reason why he couldn’t be around you, play video games somewhere and then spend some quality time with you at midnight.

It’s nice that you’ll get to spend time with your mom, but I still think your SO should make more of an effort.

Post # 25
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

him being introverted still doesn’t explain why he can’t have an entire day to himself and then shower and head to your place at 8 for a nice dinner and a kiss at midnight. 

if he actually told you that he thinks ordering in and watching movies with you is boring and he would rather be alone than doing those activities with you – you need a new boyfriend. most of your life will not be giant holidays and special ‘things’ – it’ll be hanging out, doing largely ‘nothing’ – but it will be great because the two of you can have fun together doing anything….except he can’t. because he thinks watching movies and having dinner with you is boring. 

how insulting!

Post # 26
338 posts
Helper bee

WTF. I would be pissed if my SO decided he’d rather spend NYE in alone than with me. The saying goes that you spend your year how you spend your NYE. So that means he’ll be ditching you for games a lot.. This would NEVER fly with me. It’s a holiday. he has no real plans, he just doesn’t want to spend the holiday with you… 

Post # 27
1341 posts
Bumble bee

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Aqua59:  glad to hear you worked something out and are now comfortable with your plans 🙂 hope you have a great day together!

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