Originally Posted by Matt
My best mate thinks I'm lucky. Yeah, he doesn't realise how high maintenance she is. Dealing with that 24/7? I'm going to have to learn how to live with it full-time. I've dealt with it in pieces. Never full on. Man, I've got my work cut out for me.
Don't forget the maintenance to yourself. It's OK if you need a break once or twice a week. I've found that having a scheduled "break", night out, etc. gives you something to look forward too and therefore able to handle things better when it gets stressful. Trust me I've done the "I want you home more", only to turn around and say "GET OUT of my hair, your driving me crazy", just a month later
. Some place there is a balance, you just have to work at finding it, including how to address new activities and changes in the routine.