How often do you spend time with your husband?

United States
March 25, 2008 10:39am CST
Right now, my husband and I are working different shifts. As of lately the only time I see him is when we are sleeping, literaly, Hes asleep by the time I get home and leaves before I get up. He works first shift, I work second. I think the most we see eachother is when I have a day off or every other weekend since I work every other weekend. So how often do you get to spend time with your husband (ONLY, no kids or other family or friends.)
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14 responses
@aretha (2538)
• United States
25 Mar 08
well right now my husband is not working and i stay home to take care of the kids. but we still don't spend much time together. he is a night person and i am a morning person so i am in bed long before him and then i get up early and he sleeps half the day. after he gets up he goes down stairs and i stay up stairs so we don't spend much time together at all.
@aretha (2538)
• United States
25 Mar 08
oh i missed that only, no kids part so then that would make my answer never. we always have kids
• United States
25 Mar 08
I can relate a little to that. My husband likes to play video games (ps3) hes addicted (shouldnt have bought it for him for christmas!) but while hes playing his games I'm usually on the computer or doing some sort of craft upstairs. If he ever came up and asked me to do something with him, I would put whatever it is down and go do it! He and I like to take walks, but usually we do that on warm days haha.
• United States
26 Mar 08
Well as of right now bryan and i see each other quite a bit... i do not have a job right now and he is working nights so he comes home and goes to bed and then he wakes up and i spend a few hours with him before he goes back to work...But he has 2 or 3 days off a week so that is cool. I do not have a job right now either i am going to start looking for a job once i get my car next month so yeah i have no clue when we will see each other then but hopefully still quite a bit!
• United States
26 Mar 08
ah i know what thats like.. I SO took that time together for granted! USE THAT TIME WISELY!* My husband used to only work 1 day a week! 24 hr shift but it was awesome. I just wish we had done more than we did. but we did do alot together.. Just soak up all the time you can :) its well worth it and you'll remember it for the rest of your life, because in a few years or whenever you both start working full time and barely see eachother, you will wish you were back to where you are now. :) I need to take a road trip out there!
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Very very rarely actually..He works alot and I'm always busy doing stuff plus we have two teens (well my daughter wont be a teen until May LOL) in the house and so many things going on its just not an option..We're use to it though so its really not a big deal IMO
• United States
25 Mar 08
I'm actually scared that my husband will become a work-a-holic! I don't want that. I NEED my family time. I was raised around my family for my whole life. So thats what I'm used to and thats what I want lol. In that area I will put my foot down. I will plan times or something to make sure I get my time in with my husband (whenever we HAVE time.) and since I'm pregnant now, only 4 months (or less, hopefully not though.) We wont be having to much time together at all. When the baby is sleeping, thats the time to get things done... - Atleast we can still take our walks.. thats something that keeps us growing together because we can talk and walking helps release any stress we might have.. I'm glad that God gave us nature!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
We spend a lot of time together. He is my best friend and when we aren't working we are usually together. Things are about to change though as one of our employees just went off on medical leave and we will both be working a lot so I think our time together will be sleeping and Sundays. Oh well life goes on...
• United States
25 Mar 08
Good luck with your jobs! I hope you still get quality time together every now and then... Its needed to keep marriages GROWING good. :)
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
28 Mar 08
My hubby is home from work everyday by 3 pm. so we spend alot of time together but with the kids home. But on the weekends we get to be alone almost all weekend. Thankfully 2 of my girls are older and they go sleep at friends house but my little one has a few good aunts and uncles that love to take her on weekends. She has a blast playing with her cousins. I love the weekend.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
28 Mar 08
i would really like to spend more time with my hubby alone. the days he has off usually his mom or sister will call and take up half the day...the kids interrupt us a lot too...we usually get about a half hour before bed everyday where we will talk or do something together. we're hoping to sneak away soon :)
@ruby222 (4848)
26 Mar 08
Many years ago when our kids were small...we both worked awkward shifts etc...and we just met in the passing...and it was hard believe you me Sometimes i started work at 2 in the afternoon...my hubby used to meet me for a few minutes before i went to work...and those moments were really precious. Then he used to come home at 11.30 at night ..and lolol..i used to put my make up on and `do` my hair etc....i wanted to look good gor him!!! Boy that was devotion!!!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I don't get to spend much just us time with my husband. We have a 11 year old and a 4 year old so we usually have the kids once in awhile on Sundays they will go to their grandmas house and then my husband and I get us time.
@julievy (595)
• United States
26 Mar 08
My husband and I run a business from our home, so we are together almost all day every day. We still get along great! However, I can imagine that this might not work for everyone. We do occasionally take separate trips without each other - for instance I'll go to visit my mom for a weekend, or he'll go see friends in another state. However, when that does happen we wind up blowing all our cell phone minutes talking to each other and we're always in a hurry to get back home.
@Swaana (1208)
• India
26 Mar 08
Though my husband doesnot work in shifts, I got to see him early in the morning before he is off to office or in the late evening when he is back from office. We hardly have time to spend with each other. In week ends we visit parents, so then too again we dont have much time to spend together. The maximum time we get to spend with each other is mostly 2 hours in a day.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
I always spend time with my hubby as in always every hour and every minute we are together because we work from home thats why we are a team and never let go of of each other
@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
My husband has been working in a different place since May 2007. And from then on, we dont spend much time together. When hes at home, he spent his time with the kids. Its quite frustrating and hurting. It's no longer the same as we used before. I just miss those times together. :(
@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 08
Well beccarose my other half works shifts but lately he has been working 12 hour shifts , 7 days a week for more than 2 months! Yesterday he didn't leave for work til after 2 pm and it was winderful to spend all that time together! xxx
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
He works at home because we have a Dental Clinic for he is a dentist. I just resigned from work; so now, we are inseparable.