My husband usually has an hour or more commute each way for work. Most nights, when he comes home, he's tired, so we only have a few hours before it's time to go to sleep.
He's often worn out when he arrives home, and the stress from commuting in all that traffic sticks to him and weighs him down. I greet him each night like he's just come home from the war and then leave him alone for ten minutes while he decompresses. Most nights we end up watching TV and reading in bed. We do most of our catching up on the weekends.
Now, my husband's commute is 15 seconds - the time it takes him to walk out of the home office we've set up and walk downstairs. It's wonderful! He is much more relaxed and happier, and we get to spend more time together.
I'm currently working on getting him to take a lunch hour. Normally, he works from his desk when he is in the office. So far, I've managed one lunch and a few "nooners." I can't wait for more! I cherish this time we are having together.
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