Jessica - posted on 09/10/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My fiancé and I have opposite work schedules. Monday-Friday I start work 5a - 1:30p, get home at 1:45p, he leaves for work at 2p-11p. Sometimes he works saturdays 1p-8p. While I'm at work he drops our 21 month old off at daycare and goes to school 3 days a week and also picks up our son from daycare. So we only see each other for an hour and 15 min during the week, and most weekends. I know this is a lot more than most people get with their partners, but I definitely feel the blues when its just my son and I. I have put on significant weight in the last year that this has been our schedule. We make the most out of our weekends together and we love each other very much. How do I keep my head up? He has at least 5 years of school ahead of him and it just seems so daunting to me. I know he is trying to get a better job eventually so he can provide better for us, and I'd like to do the same in the future (go back to school and get a better job). But I miss him, I just wish I had the guy to cook dinner for when he came home, or the guy to help me give the baby a bath or put down for bed while I relax. I feel like a single parent during the week. How do I keep doing this? Thank you for letting me have my pity party, I know there are women out there with worse off situations, and I'm sorry. I know how good I have it, but I wish the grass was greener over on my side. Thanks for any motivational words!