Spending time with your partner...

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  2. A successful relationship is one where you find time for each other. As a nurse you know that is sometimes difficult to do. The hours are long and the stress is up the roof.

    Do you spend quality time with your partner? How do you plan for it?

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    Last edit by Joe V on Apr 26, '18
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  4. by   wooh
    My husband and I have worked shiftwork just about our entire marriage. We claim it's why we've lasted as long as we have, we don't spend enough time together to get sick of each other.
  5. by   Aviationurse
    Love it.......this is cute....
  6. by   HDHRN
    That is cute!
  7. by   Sevastyano
    It is cute and funny.
  8. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Better days to come
  9. by   somedaypeds
    We try to make the most of the time we have - by not fighting and finding something we both enjoy. Sometimes my husband (of 23 years) will make us a nice dinner or we will watch a favorite TV show we have recorded. He is my biggest supporter and I could not do this without his support.
  10. by   tothepointeLVN
    Maybe I'm not working hard enough because even in nursing school I always felt like I got quality time with my husband.
  11. by   ProgressiveThinking
    Am I the only one who feels like I get a lot of time off being a nurse?
  12. by   Overland1
    My wife (not a nurse) has put up with me rather well over my years as a RN and before. My work has always consisted of rather strange hours and shifts, but we make time to spend together, even if it is a few hours or less on the motorcycle, riding around a nearby lake, grabbing dinner out somewhere (although she cooks far better than any restaurant at which we have ever dined).

    When we first met and later married, she knew the deal from the beginning - my work would take me away from home every day, and sometimes I would be away for several days or weeks, but we still made time to spend together.

    The standing joke is that we often communicate by e-mail . Once she retires (eight weeks and she is counting), we may have more time together; once I retire, we will have plenty of time together, but that will not be for a few more years.

    Make the time to be with your spouse, partner, etc. - you will have fewer regrets later in life.
  13. by   GitanoRN
    2 cool~
  14. by   MzMouse
    Husband (not a nurse) and I get lots of time together as he works M-F and I have day hours being an office nurse. When I worked shift work I did nocs as opposed to PM so we could have evenings together before I went to work. Not perfect, but we made it work.