Wanting Alone Time

So I’ve been trying to figure out a way to write this that doesn’t sound either like bragging or complaining, and I can’t figure it out. So be warned.

My partner and I have been living together for about 7 months, maybe 8 months, and you know with Covid that we have been on top of each other since we moved in. Its been nice, really, but such a change from what we were used to.

But for the first time in a LONG time, he is going away! He is seeing his friends in another county and I finally have the house to myself for an evening.

I’m delighted.

The funny thing is that I will probably be pining for him by hour three, but life goes on.

I was thinking about how in some relationships I’ve had, it would have caused weeks of arguing if I expressed excitement over them leaving me alone. Eventually I came to think that that’s what a relationship was, being on top of each other so much that you have nothing to talk about anymore.

Then the ‘tennis court’ conversations would happen and by that time, I’m emotionally checked out. There are only so many times in a day you can say ‘wud’.

Just shoot me if I ever have to go back to that.

I’m grateful that I’ve learnt what a healthy relationship is, through having one. Over three years together and I’m still happy that we met, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want some alone time.

God am I excited to be alone.

Until next time x

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