I'm hoping that you can give me some ideas on how you might best respond to this little chronic issue I am having.
My husband sets the alarm clock to go off early, same time each day. We don't need to get up at that time, but one out of 10 or 12 times, he does, to go in to work early.
The other 9-11 times, he shuts it off and returns to sleep.
Returning to sleep is not an option for me. It takes him so long to turn it off that I am Up by then.
I do not know how to discuss this with him without triggering an argument. I would not participate in the argument; I would likely just give up and remain silent; but this is really becoming a more serious issue for me, because my reaction is to not want to interact with him at nighttime, since I feel like then I'm being "put upon" at both ends of the day!
Please help with some thoughts about how your significant other might best touch your heart and bring about results. Thanks!!
And again today...
Submitted by Standing on
I was up 1 1/2 hours before I needed to be, because his alarm went off repeatedly and he ignored it, kept hitting the snooze.
Guess my answer is to sleep elsewhere. No way am I grabbing that unmedicated tiger by the tail.
alarm clock: blamed either way
Submitted by dedelight4 on
Oh yes, I know this one well. My husband sets the alarm and intends to get up when the alarm goes off. But, then hits "snooze" repeatedly and it stops ringing totally. If I don't get him up on time, then I get yelled at for not "waking him up". Then there are the days when I wake him up "because it's time", and then get yelled at because he says he doesn't have to go in until later. Either way, it's MY FAULT, because I don't know WHAT time he's supposed to get up. He keeps telling me he has a STRICT schedule, but he DOESN'T KEEP IT.
I wish "just for ONCE", he would take OWNERSHIP for the fact that it's HIM that doesn't keep track of the clock and get himself up in time, but if he misses the alarm, DON'T BLAME IT ON ME.