Missing each other

by Joanna on February 24, 2012

Yesterday morning I found myself texting my husband “I miss you.” No, he’s not out of town.  He’s here.  And I’m here.  But he agreed, “I miss you too,” he said.

We’ve actually spent a decent amount of time together this week. We were in the car quite a bit last weekend. We had dinner together the past two nights and watched quite a bit of TV together over the course of the week.  So how can we miss each other?

I’ve noted before that time together isn’t always quality time (along with other notes for living together). And the time Mike and I spent together was not quality time. Mike’s been preoccupied with work and I’ve just been down overall this week (hence the lack of posts) so we’ve been zoning out in front of the TV and not spending time chatting or connecting after work.

We go through periods like this where one or both of us is busy or preoccupied and our relationship is on the back-burner temporarily.  We’ll feel seriously disconnected and like we need to catch up with one another. Neither of us are unhappy or alarmed at this.  We simply recognize it for what it is and hope to reconnect with a date this weekend.

I’d love to know:

Do you ever feel disconnected from your significant other?  How do you deal with it?

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