Coach and I saw each other 3 weekends a month for the duration of our engagement. I was concerned that going from seeing Coach 3x a month for a very limited time that suddenly living with him and spending ALL of our free time together would be stressful.
It hasn't been stressful, but it is a huge adjustment, one I'm still adjusting too. I need to work on spending more time with my family, but other than that, seeing Coach every day is a dream come true.
That's not to say that I don't thoroughly enjoy my Coach-free weekends. Coach is in either Kentuckey or Tennessee today and tomorrow for a cross country meet (can't remember which, I just know he's in Cookeville, so wherever that's at!), and I have had a wonderful afternoon. I had lunch with my granda, finished up lots of bachelorette party stuff for a wonderful friend's party tomorrow, had lots of gabfests with girlfriends and I went couch shopping. Now I'm eating Oreos in bed, finishing up a freelance script I'm writing, and watching an episode of Bones before falling asleep on Coach's awesome pillow. And I'm going to sleep smack in the middle of the bed and hog all the covers. I think I'll just sleep in my make up too, why not.
Truly though, free time apart is so important for Coach and I. I know he probably needs more than I do, so I need to give myself permission to leave him alone for an evening or so a week and hang out with my mom and sisters.
Seeing him after he's gone for a while always guarantees a nice quiet dinner out or some lazy Sunday morning lounging. Lovely all around. Though tomorrow night he'll be picking an inebriated me up from a bar downtown in all my bachelorette glory, and there won't be anything quiet about that!
Is alone time important to you and your partner? Because Coach would be a dead man for sure without it!