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Old 03-30-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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How to cope with opposite work shifts...

Hey gang,

I was just wondering if there are any couples out there that have opposite working shifts...(i.e. you work 8am-5pm and your honey works 5pm-2am)... Any experiences you'd like to share? I need some insight on what's to come...

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Old 03-30-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: How to cope with opposite work shifts...

Wow punkrokchk2000, if you're looking for piece of mind, don't read my thread
I work 6am 'till 2:30pm. GF works 4pm 'till 12:30am(or later). It's tough. Some people enjoy the freedom. I don't. However, I don't know your situation. My GF's got a son who I take care of in the evenings. I think it'd be much easier if I didn't have that responsibility.
However, many people do it and have wonderful relationships. It'll take some adjusting for the both of you, but i'm sure it'll work out fine. Good luck.

Old 03-30-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: How to cope with opposite work shifts...

I think it was about 10 yrs ago I dated a guy who worked opposite shift as me

The day he told me he was going back on my shift - I think that's the same day I broke up with him! (Didn't want him around me!)

Guess that wasn't the answer you were looking for.

Old 03-30-2005, 08:47 PM   #4
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Re: How to cope with opposite work shifts...

My husband and I work opposite shifts and don't share the same days off either. Our paths only cross a few hours everyday. It can be VERY difficult. My only advice it to make the very most of the time you do have together. Try to leave notes or call each other on work breaks. Mutually agree to not schedule or do separate things during the time when you two can be together. Good luck.

Old 03-30-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Re: How to cope with opposite work shifts...

I am getting ready to return to work and will be working evenings M-F. Hubby currently is unemployed but we are pretty sure when he gets a job it will be day hours. Lucky for me, I don't have to work weekends but it will be interesting to see how we handle this. Def make the best of any time you have together. Be weary though, arguments are easy to have at this time too, and can push you away from eachother. best to have a plan of action on how to deal with issues that you will have to address on your days off together. also, making sure you both are doing your share when you are home so one or the other doesn't feel like they do it all.

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