How I deal with separation anxiety? I stuff a pillow in one of his t-shirts and hug it all night.
My wife stuffs a pillow in one of my t-shirts as well, but it is for the dog.
Anonymous - an effigy! I love it.Jonah - Lucky dog gets to sleep on the bed when you're away.
Awww! Love the drawings!I usually just take the opportunity to do stuff for myself, that I don't do when the husband's around. Like go for pedicures. Eat cake. Hang out on Twitter all day. That sort of thing.
Awesome - I do the same as Mama Wants This but I completely get where u r coming from. After a few days it's always having the space in the bed that keeps u up and really makes u feel the separation. My hubby is about to leave in September to go to school. We'll be apart for a year so I am a bit nervous about this to say the least.
I stripped, sanded, cleaned, & painted the living room, drank (a lot), hung out on Twitter a bit, and watched movies he's too scared to finish watching. LOL
Maybe if you worked on a little surprise for him (and the kids) it might take your mind off of everything.In the time we've been married the longest I've been without Richard is one night at a time a total of 3... *BUT* when we were newlyweds we had to live apart for the first 2 months 3 weeks of marriage! That was PURE hell! We were house hunting, both of us still living at home (well, I had just moved back home 2 weeks before we started dating). Anyway, it was a nightmare. We only saw each other on Saturdays and Sundays! But we managed and we feel asleep hugging every night for a month when we moved into our first home (tummy flu stopped the habit). Good luck filling the man shaped whole in your heart. :-( Maybe chocolate... :-D
Being a military family, my husband is gone often. I use it to concentrate on myself and projects I would normally prioritize lowly. I LOVE the drawings!
What a cute cartoon!
Alison and Bewildered Bug - I want cake now. I mean NOW. Hey..... a year? That's so long...what about visiting?Sarah - I agree a big project is good. Which is why I'm doing Extreme Home Deco at the moment, like Stephi did!
I wear his Stella Artois Tshirt that he gave me,this was when we were dating back then. Believe it or not,before I decided to settle down with the hubby,figuratively speaking, I'm like an 'army wife.' He goes home twice a year and for only 16days each time. I hooked him up with all the gadgets and we watch each other sleep at night online/oncam while the other goes through his/her day doing stuff. It was tough at first but my parents taught us that if we want to work things out,discipline,trust and compromise are the key to long-distance relationship. (My dad worked as a nurse for 13years abroad,living proof that long-distance relationship works if you are willing to work it out.)
Cai - are you saying you only see him twice per year 16 days each time? That's haaaaaaarrrrrrd. I do agree that discipline, trust and compromise are key to any successful relationship, but a long distance one needs 3/3 all the time. *I bow to you*
I love that you decided to make the best of a hard situation. Bed angels look fun...I might just have to try that tonight!
Dear Jonah, my husband thinks I like the dog better them him too. I have taken to rubbing his shoulders and cooing I love you to him and every so often I scold the dog for messing something up. It seems to have worked on him and the dog still knows I like him best.
You think about how wonderful it is to be married so long and still miss him if he's not there. :) #happy #love - then you make bed angels until you fall asleep.
Yeah, pillow-stuffing became a necessity when his work took him to Asia and I had to stay here because of too many projects. We would see each other about 1 week every 2 months when he had to report to head office in Montreal. Then came the time that I had to 'move' to Toronto (eek) for business. I was there every 2 weeks. So now, all that travelling is over and done with, hubby has found a hobby that keeps him beside me whenever I'm working. OH!!! Hubby became Hubby while he was in Asia (ie: that's when he proposed to me and promised that distance will always be temporary) *sigh*
There has only been a couple of times that hubs and I have slept apart and they were all when either of us were in the hospital.When that happens, I sleep on the couch with my doggies, they don't like to be without him either. =)Lorie of The Shewbridgeshttp://wmljshewbridges.blogspot.comLJS65@aol.com
My husband moved to Chicago for 3 months this spring (poor guy lived with my parents) in preparation for our move there this month. How did I cope?I really haven't the slightest idea. I liken it to having a newborn; you really have no choice, so you just keep moving forward. I will say I loved having the bed to myself (he takes his half from the middle), but beyond that, I don't know how I survived.Oh. RIght now? He's on a business trip. We close on our house and move in one week. Yes, I'm a wreck. But I get the bed to myself tonight. ; )
Cuz You Rocketh.