Do you give your S/O space?

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Do you give your S/O space?

Rossie Rossie
Do you give your significant other space, so he/she can spend time apart to pursue his/her hobby or interest? Or do you require him/her to be by your side at all times?
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Yes, I give my significant other space.
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No, he/she has to be with me all the time, and do whatever I fancy.
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I'll let him/her pursue his/her interest, but I have to be present!
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Others, please explain.
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Total votes: 134 (123 voters)
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11/30/2011
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Jaimes Jaimes
I don't HAVE to be present, but I want to. We enjoy spending a ridiculous amount of time together, but we don't control what the other person chooses to do. Most of the time it ends up we choose it together.
11/30/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
Yes, definitely. We have hobbies we enjoy doing together, but there are several things we like doing solo or with friends. It gives us a chance to do things the other person might not enjoy (volunteering for me, going to the gym for him). I'm not a clingy gf, and I don't want a clingy bf!
11/30/2011
js250 js250
We have so much in common, we usually choose to do everything together. With that said, I do sometimes wish for a bit of my space, but it isn't not too big of a deal when we are doing stuff together. I love my bathtime, though!!!
11/30/2011
Vanille Vanille
I definitely give her her space and she mine. Like we have some video games that the other isn't into for example.

I know a couple who spends 24/7 together and I often wonder "Howwwww?"
11/30/2011
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you give your significant other space, so he/she can spend time apart to pursue his/her hobby or interest? Or do you require him/her to be by your side at all times?
I use to not give him space when we lived in his hometown because of his ex wife living nearby, but here in my hometown yes I give him more space. We don't have an ATV here but he likes to work on vehicles to fix them for friends or my dad, so he does that and I tend to our kids
11/30/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you give your significant other space, so he/she can spend time apart to pursue his/her hobby or interest? Or do you require him/her to be by your side at all times?
In my relationships it would be extremely awkward for me to require the guys to be by my side all the time! I would like them there all the time...preferrably naked and fully ready BUT they like to have time to do things they enjoy as well ~Sigh~ Honestly though, I wouldn't like to be tied to them and they wouldn't be happy either. They need time to pursue their dreams and then share their joy with me...it's much more enjoyable that way.
11/30/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
We do almost everything together because we want to!
11/30/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I try to give my partner space but he doesn't really want it. However, I WANT and NEED my space, but he has a hard time giving it.
11/30/2011
slynch slynch
We spend a lot of time together, but we also have time apart. I enjoy my alone time.
11/30/2011
Peggi Peggi
I chose "other".

This goes both ways, but we both would much rather NOT have "alone" time most of the time. We do different but similar things every day, such as he gets on his computer and plays a video game for a few hours while I get on mine which is right by his, and get on here or facebook or watch a show.
11/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
In my relationships it would be extremely awkward for me to require the guys to be by my side all the time! I would like them there all the time...preferrably naked and fully ready BUT they like to have time to do things they enjoy as well ~Sigh~ ...
I totally agree!
11/30/2011
indiglo indiglo
We're both extremely independent people, but also really enjoy spending time together. If he needs space, he deserves (and gets) all the space he wants - but we end up spending loads of our time together because we enjoy it so much.
11/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Elnoa
I try to give my partner space but he doesn't really want it. However, I WANT and NEED my space, but he has a hard time giving it.
Isn't it usually the guys who complain about not enough space?
11/30/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
if my bf & i spend too much time together, we start to argue. we're spending way too much time apart now, though, b/c we're currently long distance. i'm doing an internship next semester (full-time) that will be a little over a 1/2 hr from him. he's considered part-time but still works 40 hrs a week (& then some). so we're probably going to have trouble w/ our schedules since i'll work normal hrs while he works from 4 am till around noon, & i'll have mon. & wed. off, while he'll have sun. & whatever other days his boss says off.
11/30/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Lots of space. I use to travel a lot - so we had to be pretty comfortable apart. She doesn't golf and I don't do movies - so we don't do those things together.

It works out pretty well because it isn't likely that we've had a disagreement - so sex is more likely.
12/01/2011
MooRawr MooRawr
I give my S/O time and I want it but it seems she never wants any time apart from me, I think she sees her time apart from me is when she is at school.
12/01/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by GravyCakes
if my bf & i spend too much time together, we start to argue. we're spending way too much time apart now, though, b/c we're currently long distance. i'm doing an internship next semester (full-time) that will be a little over a 1/2 ...
That sucks! Can your BF request to have one day off that matches yours? If that's not possible, he can at least go to your place in the late afternoons/evenings on his days off after you're home from work, since it's only around a half hour drive.
12/01/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Working on giving her more space, we're just really close to each other and sometimes we do need a little space.
12/02/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I have the luck of my SO not really wanting or needing space, but rather wanting less space and more time together.
12/02/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I need space from him. Also his favorite hobby happens to be something I can't stand..so I prefer he goes and does his own thing so I don't have to hear about it haha!
12/02/2011
jedent jedent
i really don't give a fuck what he does, but he's always here by my side anyway. not like he has to be, he just is.
12/02/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
We are together A LOT but we give each other space when we need/want it. He can do his thing whenever he wants and the same goes for me.
12/02/2011
Subbi Subbi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you give your significant other space, so he/she can spend time apart to pursue his/her hobby or interest? Or do you require him/her to be by your side at all times?
I give my fiance all the space he could possibly want. We just enjoy spending time together because he tends to work a lot. We are always together when hes not in work but its not because one of us "require" the other to spend time with us.....we just enjoy being together all the time.
12/02/2011
Envy Envy
I admit it, I'm a clingy bitch. But I don't try to stand in the way of whoever I am with. I may feel a bit pained, but my logical side usually wins and allows them free reign. but usually I just end up sitting around, doing nothing until they come back. Not very healthy on my end, sacrificing absolutely everything for whoever i am with.
12/02/2011
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Jaimes
I don't HAVE to be present, but I want to. We enjoy spending a ridiculous amount of time together, but we don't control what the other person chooses to do. Most of the time it ends up we choose it together.
This is us also.
12/02/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Nothing will end a relationship faster than one person who wants to hang on the other person's arm all the time.
12/02/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Eucaly
Nothing will end a relationship faster than one person who wants to hang on the other person's arm all the time.
I agree with you. Seems like it's hard for some young couples to realize that, they just want their other half to be by their side 24/7, and get frustrated when things don't go their way.
12/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Jaimes
I don't HAVE to be present, but I want to. We enjoy spending a ridiculous amount of time together, but we don't control what the other person chooses to do. Most of the time it ends up we choose it together.
Ahhh, this. Most things we end up doing together even if one person isn't all "omg this is something I really want to do" because we enjoy spending time together. However there's no hard feelings if one of us doesn't feel like joining in. Like, I like walking around the mall and he'll go because he enjoys spending time with me, but if he doesn't feel like going I have no problem with him staying home or doing something else.
12/05/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
yes but he don't give me mine
12/05/2011
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