For most of us, having the evenings and weekends with your significant other is normal. But, for some of us who work entirely different shifts from each other, having an evening together or a weekend off together is far and few between. For my spouse and I, he comes home from working second shift to find me fast asleep, and I am usually gone and headed to work by the time he wakes in the morning. This is weekly routine which usually translates into the weekend. Such situations are extremely difficult to deal with, but it’s not impossible to find a balance to make the relationship work.
Here are some ways my spouse and I have learned to embrace and love our offbeat schedules: