Post by timbuckroo on Feb 26, 2013 12:28:39 GMT -5
This will my seventh year going and my wife has never gone with me, however I have no great piece of advice for you. She has little interest in camping for 4 nights so it has never been an issue for us. I go to roo and then she has a weekend where she gets together with her her sisters for a weekend. I feel bad this year because we just had a baby. Have to get over my own guilt of missing my first fathers day. This year is kind of convenient because she is going to a wedding for someone she works with...I get out of the wedding and the grandparents are watching the baby.
Post by oneandtwenty on Feb 28, 2013 18:00:26 GMT -5
A great marriage is one each allows the other to pursue some interests on their own. We have been married for 30 years. She has no interest in bonnaroo - the music, corn, crowds, etc. i look forward to it every year. She has been in Israel for 11 days. I have four days in vegas in march, four days golfing in may, and four days on the farm. My kids go to the farm, my son in ga and my daughter joins a group with me in roll like a rock star.
Post by mizvalentine on Mar 1, 2013 18:43:17 GMT -5
My dude hates festivals, camping, heat, sun, crowds...I know he'll never go to Roo. And that's totally cool! Roo is my independent adventure. And when he wants to do independent stuff, I hold down the fort and he does his thing. I think you've not only gotta "let" each other do independent stuff, you gotta get excited about it, encourage it and take on the logistics to make it happen! I WANT him to go have awesome adventures because when he comes home, I get to hear about it and I'm that much more interested and in love with him, and he's a better partner for it. And I know he feels the same.
Maybe grandma could watch the kids and you could both have independent adventures? Think of how fun it would be to share that when you got back!
I think you've not only gotta "let" each other do independent stuff, you gotta get excited about it, encourage it and take on the logistics to make it happen! I WANT him to go have awesome adventures because when he comes home, I get to hear about it and I'm that much more interested and in love with him, and he's a better partner for it. And I know he feels the same.
Very important! It's great to have some space and time a part! Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
My better half doesn't like music concerts much (especially crowded ones). I went to Bonnaroo last year with some friends and I am going to Bonnaroo (alone) and Hangout (with friends) this year. I think it's good for couples to sometimes do things seperately if they have different interests at times. I couldn't imagine being denied Bonnaroo every year just because it's one of the few interests we don't share together. ha