Ask Amy: This woman’s place is in the home – alone!
Dear Amy: I am a wife to a good husband who is 12 years older than I am.
We recently lost his wonderful mother (at age 93), and mine (she was 80 when she died).
I loved both of these women and I miss them terribly.
My mother lived with my husband and me for the past five years, and I took care of her.
Now that she is gone, I am craving having some time alone.
I haven't had time to myself at all! My husband has retired and does volunteer work weekly, at two different places.
I have asked him to please let me have a day to myself every week.
I have yet to receive that. He just doesn’t seem to get it.
I keep telling him that I need a day to myself.
He isn't listening; he plans his days home with my scheduled days off.