Some may find this strange, but I miss my husband when he is not here

United States
March 29, 2007 12:40pm CST
He is home 5 days a week, since he cut his hours at Disney World, I miss him so much when he is not here. We have worked together a 2 of my jobs. He co-owned my Travel Agency and we traveled and worked together 24/7. We are not joined at the hip. Often he is on the computer (wehe I don't hog it) or he is watching TV, gardening, or cooking. I have household jobs too! LOL As you know I have known him over 50 years, he is just so easy to be around. Except to be honost when he drives, he turns into a different person! LOL
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
30 Mar 07
yes, i do miss my hubby too sometimes when i am at work... and he does miss me too when he is working... we only meet each other around 7 pm at night when both of us come back from work and have dinner together... we only have sunday to spend the entire day together... that's why we always try our best to make good use of the time available and cherish them...
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@Akeela (2079)
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Mar 07
That so sweet that you have a great love towards himafter all these years how I'll be like that but it's good time apart not too time though...
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
29 Mar 07
well, the idea of "missing" someone is that you feel that way when he's not right by your side or not right next to you. i do miss my boyfriend a lot. we're in a long distance relationship and been separated for almost a year now. but we're looking forward to end up those "missing" each other moments and be together for life. you do have a great and wonderful marriage life CaroleeKaufold. i say, i envy you. not most married couple end up like you both. 50 years? wow! isn't it great and aren't you both lucky for having each other? just keep the love alive and well, enjoy each time you have together! take care!
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Mine calls me 4 or 5 times a day from work. He doesn't give me a lot of time to miss him. He will be starting a new job soon and won't be able to do that so much. Then I will miss him more and his calls
@AmbiePam (51164)
• United States
30 Mar 07
You guys sound cute!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Thank you Ambie.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I'm single so don't really know what it's like to have someone around all the time but I can imagine with being together for so long and working together over the years that you would get used to having them around. I don't think it's at all strange for you to miss him when he's gone, just the opposite I think it would be stranger if you didn't miss him. Just says you have a good relationship, count your blessings.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I like being around my hubby too and could spend all day and night in the same area. Sometimes doing the same things. We will have to wait for retirement before that happens. We garden too and he has leaned alot since he grew up as a city boy. Good thing that we have spouses that are worth our time. I would wish this for everyone.
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• Canada
29 Mar 07
I know how you feel. My partner works very long hours in the summer when the kids are off school. He works as a lighting technician on Film sets, and is often doing up to 15 hours work a day. Sometimes it's more sometimes it's less, but in general it's around 15 hours. He's gone well before I and the kids get up, and we're all usually in bed by the time he gets home. We can go a week almost (5 days) without seeing him. Thats why we try to make time when he finishes work in the Winter and early spring to do things together, and he makes sure he interacts with the kids daily too. It's very tiring for him, but he knows it's a necessary thing. I don't think you're strange in any way. I think it's normal that after spending so long working together you'd miss him when he's not with you.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Me and my fiance are not together a lot of the time. He is always gone for 2 weeks a month and sometimes 30 to 45 days for training missions. Now he is being deployed to Iraq in a couple of months. Last year he was in Afghanistan. I miss him very much because when he is home, he works late into the evening now trying to prepare for their deployment. So, when he is here, I still miss him! I understand what you mean, because when he is home we are doing things to keep the household running, or he is playing a video game or on the computer if I am not hogging it! LOL
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• Singapore
29 Mar 07
I guess this may be what some people call "absence makes the heart fonder". Humans are typically like this. When your loved ones are around you, you tend to take them for granted. It is only when they are not around you would you start missing them. Not all people of course, just generally speaking. :P
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• United States
29 Mar 07
It is very easy to miss our significant other especially if we are used to seeing them beside us all the time. When my husband was studying, he was always with me and we always spend so much time with each other. I will know what part of the house he was in, etc. I can just feel his presence that knowing that...it is calming to me. Now that he is working, we email or he calls me constantly, just asking what am doing...and definitely he knows what is my routine at home..lol.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 07
That's nice. To be able to share so many things, interests and times with the husband happily will definitely be the target of most wives, too. Since you are used to having your husband around for most times, it is only natural that you'll miss him whenever he goes somewhere. And that is usually because he is on his job with Disney World. You are a very lucky woman, carolee.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
29 Mar 07
You sound like my parents. Since my dad was technically blind, he often took care of the home and children when my mom went out to work. Sometimes they had 'joint' jobs, like apartment managers and spent a lot of time together. I think they really enjoyed each others company and had many things in common. It's the oppostite with the kids in my generation, and not just my siblings but also with my cousins. A lot of us have jobs where we work opposite shifts as our spouses and only spend our off days together. I guess it works out as different strokes for different folks but it is funny that you bring this up because I have recently started a discussion about my husband being home when he OUGHT to be at work and how much it annoys me! I guess we all have our little routines and whatever works, works, right?
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@Questy (98)
• Nigeria
30 Mar 07
It's so sweet to see two people who've known each other for over 50 years. I'm still trying to get myself into a steady relationship. Hope to live like you and your hubby.
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@beaniegdi (1966)
30 Mar 07
You sound very suited to one another to want to be together so much after all this time, he truly must be your other half. I guess it is better to miss someone when they are not around then not want to be near them when they are. I think you have been blessed with this relationship.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I know who you feel. My husband and I have never worked together, but we both get a little loopy when we are away. Sometimes I travel for work, and he HATES when I am gone. Maybe it's because I clean all the time, who knows. But the same goes for me, if he needs to travel, I miss him a ton when he is gone. Granted, if he is gone over a weekend, I call it ME TIME - and I do stuff I wouldn't do when he is around... like take long baths or soak my feet or whatever. But generally, I clean a lot since I can get started earlier in the morning and not have to worry about waking him up!!
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• Turkey
30 Mar 07
I spent 6 years of being with my husband 24/7, we worked together in the same office, commuted to and from work together, even in the home we were always helping each other with chores etc. But now he works in a different office and I'm at home all day, so I miss him and it feels very strange not to have him nearby.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
I felt the exact same way about my ex and my present. I would walk through the house just lost at times when he wasnt around LOL
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
30 Mar 07
I can also miss my bf when he is at work and i have a day off. we donĀ“t really get so much time together these days since we both are working like crazy and almost never have the same days off. We will have one tomorrow though and we are going out to the movies and a nice dinner - it will be soo nice!
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• India
30 Mar 07
It is nt strange for me that you miss your husband. actully it is normal. you have spent more that 50 yr so you feel like this. although no. of yr doesn't count much. it is just thinking. I have spent only 3 yr with my girlfriend but I miss her too much. she has gone to her home town 3 days before, and since than she has messaged me more than 10 times saying the note "I LOVE YOU and MISS U". and whenever she makes a call she becomes something romantic. Well, dear It made me happy to hear that you have passed 50 yr in love with your husb. Keeping things heppaning Now a days it would be just 'STRANGE'
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• Philippines
30 Mar 07
Im missing my hubby to.. we used to work in the same company for almost 3 years but now he lost his job and were living apart.. im missing him terribly.
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