Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I'm I Missing Something Important?

I had another post half-written about a concern that is nowhere near where I am at this stage of my career (green-assed rookie!), but then I thought of something that eats at me in the present.

One of the best times for me to write is after my girls have gone to bed. I have my little ritual of brewing up a coffee and putting on an instrumental-music podcast, and just going where the muses take me for an hour or so. My problem is that I feel a little guilty about my wife going to bed alone.

Don’t get me wrong; she is 100% supportive of my writing, and I’m sure that she’s quite alright with going to bed alone a few times a week. We communicate well, and we have a solid marriage, but I’m concerned that I may be missing some critical bonding time. Date nights and other events are great for relationship-building, but nothing beats the day-to-day interactions.

I believe that many of you have been married longer than I have (4 ½ years), so I’m wondering just how critical that pre-sleep time is.