Your Spouse - Do you take time out from your work to call him/her daily?

India
July 5, 2007 6:36am CST
My wife is a homemaker while I go to office daily. We both have a busy schedule throughout the day, she being busy in household chores and taking care of our 10 month old daughter while I am busy in official work. But still I manage to take few minutes out from my busy schedule and call up my wife to have a chat. I call her up around 2-3 times everyday. Do you also take time out of your busy schedule to call up your spouse? And how many times do you generally call up your spouse.
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• United States
8 Jul 07
I am disabled and stay at home and no I do not call my husband, we have been married for almost 30 years and we have never had that type of relationship. When we first got married he farmed and was out on the equipment all day and I was home with the kids, then I was working. I felt I was too busy taking care of my patients to stop and take to anyone socially at work. Then I was the supervisor of a sleep lab and I also was too busy to stop to talk to anyone socially unless it was important or an emergency. I will call my husband at work if I need him right now of something that cannot wait until he gets home at 6PM.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Yes, my wife already retired from work to take care of the children and she is what we call a housewife now. There is a lot of work at home and I also call her 2-3 times everyday from the office. I call her when I arrive and leave the offices. Sometime I call in between to see how she is doing.
@gberlin (3836)
14 Jul 07
My wife and I work at the same place so I see her often throughout the day. It is nice to see her throughout the day and we usually eat lunch together. I am very lucky.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 07
Hello ranjeetkolarkar, Your wife is one of those lucky women (not including me) During my working hours, I will call my husband twice; one in the morning and another call in the afternoon. It is just a short call to say hi and asking how is he doing. But my husband doesn't like to call me whenever I am working as he said that he doesn't want to disturb my concentration while working. Well, he has the point but still, I hope that he will make a call at least once a day!
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• Indonesia
11 Jul 07
yes of course, every day i usually call my girlfriend minimum once at lunch time or when i already finished my job i take a break and call my girlfriend...
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@amanasan (26)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
my husband is a corporate person and at times have meetings up to midnight. he makes it a point however to call me the very least 2x a day to check how we are and tell me things that went on his day
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@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
8 Jul 07
I usually am not the one to call my husband, he calls me from work. He is a teacher and a musician, so he works half a day as a teacher. During recess, he calls me to see how I´m doing and how our children are. If one of the kids is sick, he calls more often, 3-5 times in the morning. It is really nice because he works just a few blocks away, so if anything gets serious, he leaves a teaching intern in charge and runs home. We have had to do this a couple of times with my older son since he has been very sick a couple of times. When he is working in the band, he will usually leave early in the afternoon and be away all night. During this time, we connect through text messages. It works well because I am usually busy bathing kids and dealing with nightly tantrums, so I couldn´t talk on the phone. Also, he doesn´t usually know exactly when the band will be on or have a break, so this way I can send a message and he can look when he has a chance.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Well, that is just so nice of you to do that to her. I wish my husband would do that once in awhile. He doesn't like phones much and I try to call him once in awhile just to see how he is doing but he doesn't do it to be alot like he should.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I am a teacher, so I cannot be reached during the day, as I don't want a phone call to disrupt my classtime. My husband and I work different hours, and he calls me on his breaks because I am at home when he is at work.
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Well my husband is not allowed to take his phone with him to his job, so he keeps it in the car so whenever he goes to his car to get supplies or for his breaks he'll see if there is a missed call from me and call me if there is! ♥
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• Canada
20 Jul 07
We always take a little time out to call eachother. He has a job in the city, and I am an independet writer, so I make my money by working at home marketing my books. We love taking a few minutes out of our crazy days to get in touch with eachother, for "no reason at all" except that we love eachother.
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@obukohwo (302)
• Nigeria
7 Jul 07
yeah its nice to have a good and close relationship with your wife that makes the entire bond stronger. I would do the same over and over again if i had the opportunity because i hope to take time to search carefully for my life partner.
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@shorva (923)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
How sweet!!!! Sadly we don't call each other. I just couldn't find time to call. But that's really sweet!!!! 2-3 times a day? wow, you guys must be really crazy about each other!
• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
You are such a loving person and your wife is very fortunate to have you as a husband. It is rare to have someone as faithful and loving and caring like you. In my case, I am a home maker too and working from home at the internet doing some online jobs. My husband works at a boarding school, a five minute drive from our home. So we don't usually call each other because my husband will come back every day to have lunch that I prepared for both of us. During lunch we will talk about everything. But if he has anything to ask or something, he would call me. I will do the same if I have anything to say.
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@mae1216 (658)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
I don't call him but I am just texting him to call me if I am not busy because I am only using unlimited text and he got the unlimited call. lol. But we talk a lot in phone and sometimes, we even talk until I close my eyes. We never missed a day without talking to each other.
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@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
7 Jul 07
My husband and I text message all day long. Just to let the other know we are thinking of them or if we think of a question. Or have something to tell. Kind of like a solidarity thing, "Hey, I'm stuck at work too" I text him from the store to see if he needs anything. I text when I am on my way home and then he calls when he is on his way home.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I can't contact my husband while he is in Iraq, but he calls me as often as he can. Lately he has been calling me at least once a day, sometimes twice. Once when he gets to where he works and then once when he leaves. We miss each other so much and we try to get everything in on those phone calls. But when he was home, we did talk frequently on the phone or he would stop in at my job and we would talk. I miss that.
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@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I ALWAYS call my husband! If he's awake, I call on the way to work. I call him at both my breaks and on my lunch hour. I also call on the way home. Even when we're busy, we can ALWAYS find time for a few minutes chat and an I Love You or three! :)
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
6 Jul 07
Hi there. My husband works 12 hour shifts and calls me at every break he gets, which is about 3-4. We both enjoy these calls, as we dont have too much time together, when hes home during the week days, he usually has 2-3 hours with us then, he will go get some rest, as he has a 45 minute drive to work, and leaves at 3:30 in the am... I love to hear his voice and how his days going, and vice a versa, this is how we keep intouch, If our children are around at the time he calls, then he will catch up with them too... We appreciate the phone to keep intouch with each other...
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
well i dont have a partner right now but before when i do, i used to spend time calling or sending him a message. even if its just hello. seldom i send "i love you" message, i would only do it if i really mean it. hehe.. sometimes i would just text "=)" calling him is soemthing i would rarely do.