Something Eric and I both hold near and dear to our hearts is our ALONE TIME!
Eric has been away for the last week and I’ve been chilling at the house by myself. It’s been a really lovely week actually. I was able to watch what I wanted when I wanted on TV (which wasn’t much, the TV wasn’t on nearly as much as it usually is) and the house is cleaner than it has been in a long time.
Alone time is something Eric and I both treasure a lot. I went away on two girls weekends this year leaving Eric alone for 4-5 days and he enjoyed that. It worked well for us because I like getting away with girlfriends and he enjoys having the house to himself. Win-win!
I see and know of lots of couples who spend ALL their time together. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just doesn’t work well with our personalities as we both need time to ourselves every once in awhile. Plus I figure it doesn’t hurt to be given the opportunity to miss someone
Even after we’re married I plan to regularly take girls weekends/trips away and I’m sure Eric would like to do the same. After enduring six week stretches apart during the year we were long distance five days to a week really feels like nothing
Questions of the day: Do you enjoy alone time? If you are in a relationship do you and your partner tend to take weekends/weeks apart or no?