Mrs H is away for a fortnight. Along with a close friend (and honorary family member) she has taken the grandsons on a holiday to Queensland. She has been away a week and a half and will return on Sunday. D2, hubby and son are living here so, strictly speaking, I haven’t been lonely. They have done much more of the cooking than me (tacit recognition of my cooking abilities, although the vegie pizza was a real success) as well so I haven’t actually had to fend for myself that much.
I have watched some DVDs that were lent to me (four series of The IT crowd) and made faster progress on A Song of Ice and Fire than I had previously. All nice, but I miss her. I have always hated her being away or me being away since we married, and I still do. Mrs H feels the same way. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I’m already maxed out on fondness; absence just makes me lonely.
I know some other people, including some Splatters, that feel this way and some that feel they need a break from their partner every so often. I guess if both partners feel the same way, then the break either makes both a bit sad, or both happy. I wonder what happens when one feels they need the break and the other hates it?
So, how do you feel about it? Do you like to be with your partner all the time or do you feel you need the occasional break?