Sunday, January 22, 2012

Are You and Your Spouse on the Same Schedule?

Years ago when we first married, my spouse and I spent all of our time together. We worked at the same place, and had the same hours. We were seldom separated from one another.

As we aged, my hubby required less sleep and I found it necessary to get more rest. I’ve always needed more siesta time. My husband used to sleep as much as me, but with age he can’t.

Now, he goes to bed by 8 or 9 at night, and I’m never in bed before 10:30 p.m. and sometimes much later. He’s usually up between four and six in the morning, and I get up at seven thirty most days, unless I stay up very late.

My hubby likes to be on the go all the time and he wants me to go with him. Since, I’m an author I want to stay home and write. We compromise so both of us get what we want some of the time but not always.

What differences in your schedule do you have to work out with your spouse?

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Harlie Reader said...

Actually the only time that my hubby and I aren't on the same schedule is lunch. We both work but our lunch times are different. We talk to each during our lunch times, maybe just for a few minutes.

Bedtime is bedtime. We both hit at the same time. :)


Harlie Reader said...

Great blog and I got in just fine.

Louise Behiel said...

Sandy, this is so true. When I was married, my hubby didn't need near as much sleep as I did. As we aged, he needed more than me. we were always out of synch.

K.T. Bishop said...

It didn't work for me!

Sandy said...

Thanks, Marika, you're a lucky lady.

Louise, some people just need more sleep than others. My hubby lets me sleep the extra hours I need. Sometimes, he'll fix breakfast, or he'll go out for it. He's good about it.

K.T., it doesn't work for everyone. Both persons have to be willing to compromise.

Sandy said...

I don't think there is any one way to handle a situation like this.