This is an area to discuss things I've done with my husband over the years to strengthen our relationship as well as observations I've witnessed that might serve to help others.
I was wondering how long it would take me to REALLY miss my husband. You know, people tell you "absence makes the heart grow fonder" and all that junk. And you think, "yeah, right, I could really use some time to myself." Well, apparently all it took for me was three days. We've been lucky to have one of those relationships where our work always took us to the same places--this is the first time since we started dating more than 17 years ago that we've been apart significantly (I feel like an entire Ocean separating us now counts). I woke up this morning feeling that deep pit in my stomach that tells me something isn't quite right.....and it's him missing that made it.
I just wanted another snuggle or something else that reminds me of his presence. Heck, an annoying bodily function that disgusts me would be perfectly acceptable. Until I see him again anyway. Then it'll go back to being annoying quickly.
Why, when our partner is with us do we take their presence for granted? I would like to say I never will again, but we've been together long enough for me to know that I will, eventually, once we're reunited. This too shall pass, I assume. One day at a time.