My spouse, who has ADHD, spends four days a week out of town assisting his elderly parents. Thus, I'm home alone (except for the dog) four days a week. We have two grown children, both in college; this is my younger daughter's first year away. So being all alone like this is really a big change for me. I don't mind spending some time alone, but I do get lonely eventually and my husband, despite my repeated requests, has not gotten into a pattern of texting or calling me when he is away every week. I feel dead or invisible. I have repeatedly brought this up with my husband but he appears unable to carry the behavior (contacting me occasionally) over from one week to the next. Now I feel humiliated when I ask him to make the effort. Any ideas?
Submitted by PoisonIvy on 04/01/2012.