'Questions?' photo (c) 2008, Valerie Everett - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/I thought that each weekend I’d institute a new feature here at To Love, Honor and Vacuum, namely, the Reader Question.

And this week I had a great one:

What do you do when your husband leaves for work by 4 am M-F and is ready for bed by 7 pm? There are many times that I make the time for his needs after work but it is difficult to get out of “mommy mode” when I can hear the children and I am wondering if everything is ok and will they hear us and how late will supper be because I stopped to do this and on and on. I feel like I do pretty good at keeping this a priority in our marriage, but afternoon quickies aren’t cutting it for me and getting to bed at the same time at night is nearly impossible. If we do go to bed at the same time, he is so exhausted from getting up so early and the 2 hour round trip commute that it’s usually only once a week on the weekends. This is frustrating for me and it’s especially frustrating for us both on the days when he comes home in the mood and there’s just no way it can happen. Can a marriage survive and thrive on quickies? I know that I feel like it’s not enough and I think that he does, too, but he’s so tired that sleep wins out. Any suggestions?

What do you think? Leave your answers in the comments, and then I’ll sum up in our next installment! And if you have a question, leave that in the comments, too, and maybe I’ll use it for next week.

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