I have no idea where my husband is. He may be on the allotment or perhaps have gone for a bike ride, but I really don't know - nor do I know when he'll be back. If I were concerned I'd call him, but this is our usual state of affairs. During the week he often works away and when he phones me my first question is often, 'Where are you?'
For us this is normal and we both get on without needing to keep track of the other; on a Sunday night we may give each other a rough outline of what we'll be doing for the next week, but we live very independent lives. Dinner times (when we're both at home) are for catching up and chatting over the day.
We're happily married and have what I would describe as a very deep friendship, but I have only just realised that to other people our marriage is unusual because of our independent lifestyles. My mother in law mentioned yesterday that she used to find it odd when I couldn't say where my husband was, but having stayed with us last summer she understands now that it just isn't important to know.
So now I'm wondering, do you always know where your partner/spouse is? Do you still feel a measure of independence? Do you do everything together?
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