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Do Tell: How Do You Prioritize Your Relationships?

It seems like everyone could benefit from a few more hours to every day. And when you're juggling work, family, friends and a relationship, it can be challenging to make time for everyone. But, if you're like me and enjoy a few moments to yourself, even if it's just to catch your breath, how do you prioritize your relationships so no one feels left out? I have yet to master this one so do tell, how do you prioritize quality time with your loved ones?


psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
I completely agree with Sun, husband first and I figure out the rest as needed.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
Husband first, family and friends tie for second. I see my closest friends at least once a week and I think that is fine. They harrass me to see them more often and it really gets on my nerves. I am so busy with work that I hardly get to spend time with my husband. We often invite friends to join us for dinner or whatever, but I like to have a night here and there just for us.
Mesayme Mesayme 9 years
God, Children (3), Me, Household, Family, Friends, Dating...last or whenever I get around to it...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My bf comes first, then family, then school, work, friends. I live with my bf though, so it's a lot easier for us to spend time together. We ALWAYS make sure to eat dinner together, no matter what :)
vmruby vmruby 9 years
My children and husband always come first My family is second My friendships are third As for everyone/everything else I do make an honest effort to fit them in whenever I can.....
bbkf bbkf 9 years
My husband comes first. I come second. My friends come third, my family comes last.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
OMG dear. This is a touchy subject for me. I live 3 hours away from all of my family and boyfriend, and a couple of friends. I have a couple of friends where I live. I prioritize like this: 1. when i first get in town I spend the night at my boyf's house. if it is a thursday, I try to work from home from his house on friday if he is home. if not, I go work at my dad's business and go to my parent's house friday night. I will spend saturday night with my boyf again unless he is coming to visit me that week, and if he is I stay with my parents again. I schedule lunches with my friends there about once every 3-4 months if i can, but usually we have problems connecting other than the phone. 2. I go visit my grandma's about once every 2 or 3 months as well, one grandma on a parents weekend, the other on her own weekend as she isn't close to them. I meet up with my local friends 2-3 times a month. Usually what happens is, my one grandma will remark how she has something for me but I haven't come by to get it yet, so I will meet her for lunch (right now it is an aloe plant that she seperated from one of her plants). sometimes she asks if I remember who she is lol. My friends will also remark that I may as well move backc there as I am always there anyway (I go AT MOST twice a month home to boyf/parents). Basically I just have to be very aware of how everyone feels, and I am sure to atleast call everyone on a regular basis. it's exhausting though. for real.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 9 years
I don't have a bf for that reason, this semester I have been very busy, I don't even have time for my friends any more, which socks, so I decided that I just don't have time for a relationship, School is my priority.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
my husband/home come first i fit everything else in as needed
robinlh912 robinlh912 9 years
For me, being in college, scheduling is very important to get everything done. The way I make time for my boyfriend is that I try to get meals with him, and spend time with him on the weekends as much as possible. Being with him is relaxing, so spending time with him is good.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
I just make sure that part of my day includes playing a game with, or reading with, or even watching a video with each child...when I was working outside of the home, I'd actually schedule in one night per child per week to spend time out doing something with just that one child, like a date-night- I'd take them out on a date, in a way ;)
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