Like that slacker co-worker who always manages to schedule time off just as major deadlines loom, so too does love pack its bags every so often and leave you to fend for yourself. Occasionally you can plan for it. Anniversaries of life-altering events, such as an untimely and tragic death can alter you or your loved one to such an extent that love is not only not in the room, it is unthinkable. In this case, you know to just stand on the corner and wait quietly for its return. But other times, when you least expect it, you turn around and love has left the building without a word. Now you’re just standing there, looking at your partner and wondering “what did I ever see in this asshole?” Hang on, let that moment pass.
Or maybe like a weak cell phone signal, you just need to get to a better zone before love is clear and strong again. I think we can all agree, whether we have children or not, that moms sometimes (desperately) need and deserve quiet time away from the kids, right? So, why as partners do we women often question motives if the man in our life says “I need some me-time.” Please don’t be that clingy, insecure girl. I used to be that girl. I am so over that girl. In fact, you should be the one requesting “me-time” – and frequently! Togetherness is good, but just like your favorite personal massager, you need to turn it off and recharge the batteries every now and then.
Now, I’m just back from a mini-vacation with this assho… er, I mean the man I love and we are both (individually and together) so much the better for it. It’s a cliché, really, so I’ll keep this paragraph short (plus I’m lazy). Get away with the one you love. Turn off the TV, leave the house and when you want to complain about the way he drives or remind him for the tenth time that you always make all the plans … shut up. Leave the bitch at home and pack extra love.
And, don’t forget to bring it back home with you.