First off - I am so happy to read about the good things going on for you!
Originally Posted by AnnabelMore
... I explained that I think I need to know when I'm going to see him next... If I know when to expect it, I can look forward to it. In contrast, when things are open and nebulous, I become preoccupied and feel lonely. He said that made sense...
This struck a cord with me. I am a "planner" to nth degree ... and Dude is an "anti-planner" - we are still working on this 2 years in, I'm glad your guy sees sense in your request. (MrS isn't a planner himself, but simply goes along with whatever.)