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6 Things for Wives to Love About Their Husbands Being Out of Town

Posted by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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6 Things for Wives to Love About Their Husbands Being Out of Town

by Sasha Brown-Worsham

business tripI tend to get really bummed out when my husband has to go on a business trip. I know the whole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" adage, but honestly, I like my husband just fine when he is here, in my house, and snuggling next to me.

Still, since it's just a little inevitable that the hubs WILL have to be gone overnight occasionally, I try to look on the bright side as much as possible. And there is a bright side. Sure, it's harder to take care of two kids with only two hands instead of four. It's harder to keep the house clean when I have to have one eye on my kids at all times. And bed time and bath time are a comedy of errors that sometimes end in tears (mine, not theirs).

It's also much lonelier after the kids go to bed and I am left in big, empty house all by myself. Still, there are perks. Here are 6 great perks about having your husband go on a business trip:

1.) Whole bed to yourself: It's so nice to stretch out all night long without the 6'2" man hogging all the covers and rolling over on top of me in the night. I love sleeping with my man, but I also can appreciate the few days a year when I get to completely hog the bed with no repercussions.

2.) Watching chick flicks all night: We have one TV and that means 99 percent of the time, we need to agree on what is on it (or go up and use our computers to watch movies). I very much appreciate playing couch commando and watching long, weepy films without my husband's commentary or rolled eyes.

3.) No one forcing you to share your dessert: My husband is a large man. This means when we share dessert, we SHARE dessert. Annoying. Nights where he is gone, I get ALL the pie. I love it.

4.) No extra dishes or laundry: I love my husband, but oh man does he produce an insane amount of dirty socks and underwear. When he's gone, I don't have to worry about it! Of course, then he always comes back ...

5.) No one bugging you for sex: It's not that I don't like sex. I just don't want it EVERY day like my husband. It's pretty nice to not be pressured into sex for a few days every once in a while (sorry honey!).

6.) Pie for dinner: When my husband is gone, I eat whatever I want. I don't worry about creating a nice meal for him. The kids have their meals and I order pizza or eat lots of broccoli (which he hates) or just eat cookies!

Do you have any perks of your husband being gone?

by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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CorpCityGrl
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 9:02 AM

#6!  When DH isn't around, I don't feel the need to cook dinner and eat whatever...even ice cream for dinner!

GarysWife1991
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

 dh goes out of town about once a month.  Part of me misses him and part of me enjoys having the whole bed to myself and not having to get up at 4 am with him to have our coffee together.

Mommylovesdada
by Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Dh works nights. Sometimes I wish we had a "normal" schedule but man I love not having his clutter to clean up at night and having quiet me time.
katinahat
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Making care packages. Skype dates.
My husband is Navy, so he deploys. 

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Mommabearbergh
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Love having the bed to my self I sleep smack dab in the middle.
I also love watching what I want to without his commentary lol although I will admit he is right sometimes
MrsKaufold1990
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

That could for third shift wives as well. 

ReadWriteLuv
by Casey on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I absolutely love it when my husband is gone, I get so much done. I work out everyday and I eat the way I want to, PLUS, I can watch whatever I want on TV. He's at the end of his career and will never deploy again though, so the days of me having the house to myself for months at a time is over. :-( :-( :-(

That makes me want a drink, and it's only 10am here. 

kaygarcia97
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Getting to watch Doctor Who without him asking to change the channel lol
mrsniebo
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM

DH doesn't have to be out of town too often, but it's nice getting the kids to bed and getting "me" time. Added bonus: it's easier to keep the house clean when he's not adding to the dishes or laundry and I get bored by myself, so I'm more likely to do a more in-depth clean of the house.

BandAHuffMomma
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM

When DH isn't around, I tend to get into bed and sleep earlier in the evenings and I get more naps in during the day with my little man. There is no cooking (DS is only 8 months so I have a few months before I have to worry about full on meals for him). And there is less dirt and grass tracked into the house so I have don't have to vacuum or sweep as much. (Should note, when hubby goes out of town for work, it's usually for several weeks at a time).

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