So as a faithful Navy Wife, or in my case a girlfriend/live in lover/we will get married some day I guess, Navy Person, we are used to dealing with separation.
The military teaches us that our sailor does not have a 9-5 job and you can never guess when he will be home.
I deal fairly well with the separation most of the time. I have my moments where I get upset, but I don't typically pout on duty day or get upset over a 4 day underway.
I deal with the fact that I am at home alone. I go to work, I come home. I have dinner, (maybe), I watch TV, I read my Nook, I go to bed.
Exciting, but true.
So why is it that I can fill up my evenings with no problem when he is not home, and yet Captain Needy cannot handle me working late?
I have things come up at work and I need to work late. I try not to when he is home, I try to get it all done and get out on time, but it doesn't always happen.
On the nights when I am working late, even if it is 15 minutes late, Captain Needy is always calling and texting to find out when I am coming home.
I have this separation thing down pat, but someone else does not.