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Apr. 28th, 2013 | 02:06 pm

He yawns loudly from behind the bedroom door, which I know is the signal for please come have sex with me now. We joke about it, I’ve already planned to wake him the best way from his nap.

I open the door. I kiss him.

He says, “I can’t fall asleep.”

I say, “You’ll have to fake it for forty-five more minutes, I’m writing with Kate.”

I have an appointment. Two hours. Sex penciled in for the end of the slot, the right time-span for him to have a nap, for me to write, to get back to the habit and the pages and the writing buddy I’ve been missing.

He gets up anyway. Smokes. Gets dressed. I put in my headphones, worry that I’m losing a chance to show my boyfriend I love him, undoing the emails and phone calls and lessons in his (otherwise useless) language, then turn up the music and type.

Still worrying.

Still typing.


 

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rePRobayt

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from: reprobayt
date: Apr. 28th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Keep typing.

I am sure he knows you love him...and patience can have its own rewards. :)

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blahblahblah, whatever

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from: kathrynrose
date: Apr. 28th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
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We wrote!

Now go have fun!

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writerdoc

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from: writerdoc
date: Apr. 29th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
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This happens to me a lot, in a variety of situations. Sometimes you have to choose the people in your life and sometimes you have to write. I feel like you just have to learn when is the best time, and for me, that's the most difficult part.

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tigerweave

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from: tigerweave
date: Apr. 29th, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
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He'll learn and you'll learn it doesn't have to be an either/or, it's just a timing thang and that you can have both.

She says, speaking from experience :-)

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drwex

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from: drwex
date: Apr. 29th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
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I notice you didn't actually ask for advice, and this is worth what you paid for it...

I've never known a writer who didn't need to negotiate writing time with their partner(s). Lots of communication and reminders and flexibility can pay off. Trading time then for now and treating a relationship as an opportunity and not only a scheduling challenge.

I hope whatever you choose works out for you.

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