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Mom Time - Time Alone

Jan 5, 2008
Quite often, mothers are expected to think of everyone but themselves. And to do it happily without complaining. However in recent years it has become more and more apparent that Mom does need to have some time to herself sometimes. Unfortunately not all husbands agree and don't always understand why their other half desires to be alone at times. So what can be done if Dad doesn't realize Mom needs some alone time?

In a marriage, dads usually don't comprehend mom's need to be alone. But, it is time to come to terms with it and allow some space to mom who takes a whole lot on her shoulders without making much fuss about it.

Many men don't realize what is really involved in being a mother. They assume that all that time at home during the day taking care of the house, and all the things that includes, are the same thing as having some time alone. They have no idea of the reality, and why alone time is something every woman needs.

If you are a wife trying to explain this to your other half, remind them, nicely of course, about their time golfing or fishing; and how good that time away from the daily pressures of life feels. Get them to admit how recharged they feel after these outings.

In fact, the home should be as much a relaxation for the husband as a game of golf since he is out of it for the day. And the wife should be allowed to go out after a day's work at home. It would relax her and refresh her as much as a round of golf relaxes her husband.

Women have been taking these inequalities for too long. It is time they asserted themselves and demanded equal opportunities not only for work but also for relaxation. All it needs is to express your feelings and sooner or later you will be understood even though men, by nature, are averse to disturbing the status quo.

Unfortunately that has not translated to the home life as of yet. Many husbands still have those old fashioned images of a wife in their head, no doubt from their upbringing.

However times must change. You must work to help make him understand your views otherwise he may never fully understand your needs.
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