Is it bad that I like my husband a LOT more now that he’s going to the office to work? I mean, I know that they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but man, I really see it now!
Last week, on Monday, actually, he became officially licensed as a Realtor in the state of Arkansas, so he began working, and he has been hitting it hard. And I find that pretty awesome. He’s pursuing his dream, and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be able to see and be a part of someone seeing a BIG goal fulfilled. It does my heart good to know that my husband is able to LOVE the work that he does to provide for our family!
I know I never mentioned it here, but in August of last year, he was laid off from his job. Hubby spent 3 months looking for a job in his industry (He was a Software Developer at his previous job), to no avail. At the end of November, he finally decided that it was time to work for himself, and he took the plunge to start working in real estate.
But, back to the point of the post (since I went off on a tangent), we shared our 700 sq.foot apartment for 24 hours a day for those 3 months before he started working again. He was stressed about a job. I was pregnant. Stress+Hormone+Small Space = 2 very agitated people!
Since he’s been going in to the office, things just seem so much easier. I can get the cleaning done, the baby seems calmer, I can relax, just me! And, most importantly, we have a chance to miss each other, which was SEVERELY lacking. I’m actually glad to see him at the end of the day, instead of wishing he would go away!
It has really made me see the importance of spending time away from your spouse/partner. Now we just need to work on spending time with some other couples!
How do you guys find the balance of “just the right amount” of time spent with your partner/spouse? Do you see him/her too little, too often? I want to hear from you!