How to make time with your friends when you have families...

United States
November 27, 2008 10:42pm CST
When you're married with children it's sometimes difficult to make the time to see your friends. How do you cope or manage the time to make for your friends?
4 responses
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
If you are in a situation where you are already married and have kids and you want to see your friends, it would be better to ask them to come to your place. I myself is in this situation. I miss my college friends but since I got married and had a 2 month old son, it hard for me to go outside and meet with them. So what I'm trying to do now is to send them email messages asking for a reunion since the last time we saw each other is more than a year ago. And besides they are still single so I think if they really miss me too then they should be the ones to find a way on how we can be reunited again. I have 3 friends who are all busy and until now I'm still waiting for their replies. If in case the situation is different, let's say some of them also have their families then the best thing we could do to meet again is to ask our husband's permissions or better bring them with us so it will be a very big reunion!
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• United States
29 Nov 08
I agree that having the friends over is sometimes a better idea than leaving your house. Most of my friends have kids too, so the kids get to play together.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Thank you so much for choosing me as the best response! Yeah I agree with you. Kids can play and it's a double purpose reunion: bonding with your friends and fun for the kids. Again thank you and have a great my lot day!
• Malaysia
28 Nov 08
when i want to see my friends, i can bring my daughter too or maybe i can go out w/out her(leave her to babysitter or her papa..)..my hubby is understanding man..if he wanna go out with his friend, i dont mind also..
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• United States
29 Nov 08
My daughter behaves better than my son and I could always take her with me, too. Thanks for your response!
• Malaysia
1 Dec 08
ok..my pleasure..
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• Malaysia
29 Nov 08
It's quite difficult at first when the child is at young age but now as my son turn 6 its not a problems anymore. I sometime brings him along to see my friends. I always hang with my buddies at night after he's asleep so I just let my mother look for it for a while.
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• United States
29 Nov 08
That's a good idea, too! Thanks!
• United States
28 Nov 08
I'm a babysitter for a family with 7 kids. I babysit for them once a week so the mother can run errands and again once a week so they can have date night or go out with friends. I think it's important for spouses to make time for each other and for their friends. This will help maintain and keep relationships strong! Try hiring a babysitting if you have the money :)
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• United States
29 Nov 08
I guess the hardest part about getting a babysitter is not the money issue, but my youngest is going through separation anxiety with me. It's hard for him to stay with others right now. Hopefully, it's just a phase! lol.