Too Much Togetherness...Or Not Enough?

Kim Conte
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I never thought I could see too much of my husband—until we both started working from home. Now that I see him every second of every single day, I'm wondering: Is it possible to spend too much time with your spouse?

Don't get me wrong. I'm so grateful for the time I get to spend with my SO, especially because I know that lots of couples have the opposite problem: They don't get to see each other enough. And I love that both being at home lets us do certain things we wouldn't otherwise—like eat lunch together. But once in a while I'm just like, "You again?"

I just need a little time to myself, do you know what I mean? Doesn't absence make the heart grow founder? Maybe I could use just the teeniest-tiniest bit of absence.

According to The Juggle, the issue of too much togetherness is affecting lots of couples now that the recession has left so many people jobless and, subsequently, at home looking for a job. In fact, the article says that being together all the time can create tension in some marriages, especially if couples are arguing about finances (which is often the case if one of both has been laid-off).

We're not at that point...but I think I can see how this might be a stressful issue for some couples. (And my husband who's sitting right here reading over my shoulder thinks so, too!)

What do you think about this? Do you and your spouse see each other too much or not enough?

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