Day 4 – A Little Personal Time
Offer your husband the opportunity to get out by himself for a while to do whatever it is he likes to do. If your schedule doesn’t allow for him to head out today, look for a day in the next week or so that would work with both of your schedules. Pen it in.
One of the things Ben loves to do most when he's alone is have a massage. He's been working so hard lately, and periodically making comments about how stiff his back is and that he should get a massage. But he never schedules one, just keeps soldiering on, complaining periodically. So, on Wednesday, I called and scheduled him a massage for Sunday afternoon and prepaid the tip. He was so happy and surprised and appreciative when he learned what I had done. I think because I scheduled it without him asking makes him feel better about taking the time for himself. I will definitely be doing this one more often whenever I feel like he is getting run down.