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The topic of significant others and the outdoors came up in another thread. Particularly concerning their understanding, or lack there of, for our desire and need to get outdoors, perhaps without them, for a while.
How do each of your handle that particular relationship topic?
I will put it in a little more context-
When several friends and I recently went backpacking for the weekend, my wife spent those three days hanging out with one of the other guys' wife. I found out when we got back that the other wife had been an emotional wreck the whole time from dramatic premonitions of horrid disasters. He, meanwhile, was calling her via cell every time we got to a high peak. This got to be more than a little annoying. Apparently, that was the first time in their two years of marriage that she had let him be away from her for more than a day. Yikes.
I am not sure what catastrophe she thought would befall him with four other extremely capable and experienced outdoorsmen in the group. If I need to get away for a while, I just let my wife know I need to get out in nature for a couple, and she is happy to let me. I don't know what I would do if she took an obstructionist attitude, but fortunately I don't have that issue.
So, how does your significant other respond to your desire/need to get away for a while? How do you work it out?