(Closed) Working different shifts

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
169 posts
Blushing bee

Having the Saturdays and Sundays together will be huge.

My fiance and I tend to have opposite schedules, and sometimes go months before we have a day off together. What I find helped, however, was to really cherish any moment we do have together. If we both happen to be off for a meal, we are sitting at the table together with no technology. Little things like that I find go a long way, otherwise we tend to start feeling disconnected.

Sit in bed for a few minutes just to talk about your day, etc.

Post # 3
8683 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used to work opposite hours than my SO. Honestly, I don’t spend a lot of time during the week with my husband BC I’m tired and so is he so for weekdays it doesn’t me. You have weekends and that’s where you get the most time anyway. I kind of like not spending a *lot* of time but I’m very independent. 

Post # 4
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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pinkcrush:  Fiance and i have opposite schedule, however we make it work we have date night once a week either we go out to the movie ect or we stay home cook new receipts. We make it work, but we made a point to be home at night so we can sleep together. We text alot thru out the day, its not easy but we make it work.

Post # 5
109 posts
Blushing bee

It can be hard at first, but like PPs have said, having weekends together is great. My job requires me to work weekends and my partner’s job is Monday – Friday. We talk or text on our lunch breaks or call on the commute just to check in and see how the other’s day is going. When I can, I get up with her early in the morning once  a week to have tea and then go back to bed before I have to go to work. Perhaps you could have coffee with your husband before he goes to work.

Post # 6
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

 DH and I had opposite schedules when we were engaged and he always worked weekends and I dont. We had more fun planning creative dates or just ways to show each other how much we love each other. 

DH still works weird shifts and weekends, but I work from home donuts easier to take a lunch and snuggle break when he comes home and try to spend as much time as we can together on weekends  

I really think it brings extra romance to it if you really work at it. And find something to do when they are working and you’re at home!

Post # 7
63 posts
Worker bee

I’m a respiratory therapist and in the past I’ve worked different shifts/hours than my fiance. It was difficult to be spending less time with her. I also sometimes work weekends and that can be hard. I would text her during breaks as coping.

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