The wife has gone away for a whole week and I have the house to myself. I have no problem with fending for myself as I have been a sort of househusband for years. I will give the place a quick once over before she arrives home (hide any evidence) and all should be well.
I am lucky in that I am one of those people who rather enjoy my own company so being in an empty house is no problem. Unfortunately I am in no position for any wild all night parties but I must say it is rather nice to eat what I want when I want, watch what I want on the telly or probably switch the damn thing off, go to bed and get up at my own pleasure. In fact do all the things I have not done in over thirty years of marriage, well almost all the things that is.
So how would you old married men manage then? Would you be tempted to go over the top and have a party in the house, invite all the most disreputable people you can find, lead the life of a batchelor once again even if only for a short time.
Be honest now. I bet most of you would like me just be glad of a bit of piece and quiet and really be a king in your own little castle once again.
Since my separation and divorce, just a (very) few years ago, I am lord and master of my rented flat.
Advantages... * Eat what I want and when I want (still healthily) * Watch what _I_ want on television * Not getting nagged when I have a second glass of plonk * Keeping the household in the clean and tidy state I like
Disadvantages... * Nobody to give me a cuddle * Nobody I really like to go out with * Solitude with nobody to have chats with * The empty bed
On balance, I'm not sure whether I'm happier or sadder.
They do say that most people who divorce regret it eventually especially men. But that is one that I will leave for another thread some time. Still glad that you find something positive about being "home alone".