I've tried that............. hubby definitely loves boats and loves helping his friends - makes for a good combination......... that being said............ boat fixing time is GUY time. Always has been (all the way back to when we dated as young adults) and always will be. That is his time to just be a guy and do what guys do.............. make jokes, make fun of each other, burp - fart - and scratch themselves in places women don't appreciate seeing. I understand that. Once in a blue moon he will call and tell me he's working late and wants me to come keep him company - but for the most part 99.9% of the time - there is a friend there to fill the void.
I guess if I get to the nitty-gritty of it - I want to be the person he wants to be with MOST. And if I really stop and think about it - I am. But he lets life and circumstances control what happens. He's just a GREAT guy that EVERYONE loves! My husband is RICH in friendships! I don't need a LOT of people in my life - I just need a FEW very special people in my life. Hubby of course is the MAIN person.
I complain when I'm feeling a bit pushed to the side........... but all in all I'm very happy in my marriage. If I could change ONE thing about our life it would be this - I would have him be much more aggressive in making sure he and I have enough quality time together. And my "enough" I mean - enough for me to not feel neglected. That being said --- I easily feel neglected so I can hardly expect him to be able to meet my needs 100%. But, in a PERFECT marriage that is what I would ask for.
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul