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Time Apart

One of my most popular posts has been a guest post about why couples should spent time apart. Google likes it quite a bit. I do too.

I bring this up today because I am more convinced of its truth than ever. I say this as someone who has found the love of his life. My wife is endlessly fascinating to me and there is nobody else I want to be with.

One of the reasons our relationship works so well is because we know how to leave each other alone when necessary. We can be happy apart, which makes us happier together. And the sense of fascination in our relationship is never stronger than when we’ve had some time to ourselves.

Oh, and my ninth anniversary is Saturday! I love you Janette. Always will.


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  • Hilary August 12, 2010, 12:21 am

    Hi Josh .. what a wonderful tribute – Congratulations on 9 wonderful years .. with many many more to come .. enjoy the weekend and time together (I guess this will be!) .. Happy times – Hilary

    • Josh Hanagarne August 12, 2010, 2:05 pm

      Thanks Hillary. I’m trying to talk Janette into going to The Expendables with me. We’ll see if she can prove her devotion:)

  • We Fly Spitfires August 12, 2010, 4:44 am

    Huge grats on the 9 years! I’ve been married for 1.5 years and it’s been great so far too. I absolutely agree with the time apart factor. Being able to give each other space when we need it is exactly what keeps a good marriage ticking over. The moments apart also make me appreciate how much I want to spend time with my wife when I do 🙂

  • Avil Beckford August 12, 2010, 4:45 am

    Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more. Avil

  • Todd August 12, 2010, 5:55 am

    Congrats on the upcoming 9 year anniversary. You’re half way to me and my lovely bride.

    Time away for us can be a sensitive issue. Before I took my current job, I had to work around the country, often for months at a time. We pretty much eat up all the time together that we can.

    However, she’s a morning person, and I’m a night owl. We each get an hour or two to do our own things each day.

    • Josh Hanagarne August 12, 2010, 2:08 pm

      Todd, my dad has to travel about half the time. I think he might be one who disagrees with me on the time apart issue.

  • Heather August 12, 2010, 6:45 am

    Happy Anniversary, Janette and Josh! Hi, Max, please tell Mommy and Daddy how much they ROCK! 🙂

  • Andi August 12, 2010, 8:47 am

    Happy Anniversary and congrats on keeping it real and honest. I believe in everything you said as well!

  • Kathy August 12, 2010, 3:14 pm

    Hi Josh,

    Jon and I have also been married 9 years and agree with time apart. That way when we’re together we have something interesting to talk about. But I’d also encourage couples to do things together. It’s easy to get caught up in “my time” and “our time” often gets pushed aside.

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Milo August 13, 2010, 3:02 am

    A slightly belated happy anniversary to you Josh, congratulations and well done!

    I can relate to this because I recently spent a full week working night shifts and never saw my girlfriend the whole time, we definitely appreciated each other more after that, and the positive effect has been more long-lasting than I would have expected.

    Oh, and I can also relate to the difficulty in persuading your other half to accompanying you to daft action flicks!

  • Buccal August 16, 2010, 3:07 pm

    It’s a good way to celebrate your anniversary by giving us the gift of advice to make our own relationships as longlasting as yours.

    • Josh Hanagarne August 16, 2010, 3:26 pm

      Thanks Buccal. I stepped into something good.

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