how much time does your husband spend away from home other than at work?

Sarah - posted on 08/19/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I was wondering because my husband spends I'd say about 30 or more hours a week away from home and not including work. (he's not working right now).

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Rebekah - posted on 09/24/2012

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How often does your husband work? Do you ever see him? I'm having a hard time even imagining my husband being out 30 hrs a week on top of work.



Routinely, my husband is only away a few hours a week, outside of work (50-60hrs). He meets with some friends once a week, but they are usually only out for a couple of hours. During the softball season he plays twice a week, but even those weeks he's only gone an extra 6-8hrs a week.

Toni - posted on 08/20/2012

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Well, including driving time, my husband spends 10 hours a day at work, 5 days a week.
On the weekend, usually Saturday, he goes to visit a good friend of ours and is there about 4-5 hours. Some days I go with him, but alot of the time he will take our son with him to play with our friends kids and give me a good break.

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It fluctuates depending on his friends' schedules and his. Lately.... at most 1 hour a week. He's been working really funky schedules lately. So spending time with friends is next to impossible.

When his schedule was easier, he would spend about 4-5 hours every other week.

Right now he barely sees us as it is, so the last thing he wants to do is be out.

Sam - posted on 08/20/2012

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When my husband was laid off, he only spent time away if he was doing something to make money (he'd buy and sell tools and machines,) or if he was helping his brother or grandfather on a house they were working on. He's a homebody anyway, though. I guess it depends on the dynamic of your family. Are you the type of family to spend a lot of time hanging out with different friends, or are you the type to normally just hang out together. We normally do everything together in my family. A friend of mine and her husband are happy hanging out about 50/50. They don't have kids, though. If it's bothering you, you should bring it up with him. Something like that could cause problems in your relationship if you feel like he's not making you all a priority. Hope you figure things out.

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