“I am 59 and my husband is 68…
He retired two years ago but still works part time, about 10 hours a week. I still work full time, about six hours a day, five days a week.
He has no hobby and hates being home alone. He will go spend time at a friend’s house tinkering on cars while I am at work, but as soon as I am headed home, so is he. He then wants me to help him with any and all things that need to be done around the house. On top of that, I still have regular “household chores” if you will.
Does anyone else have a “velcro” husband? I try explaining that I would like some time to myself, he gets a little defensive that I don’t want to spend time with him. I also started my own small business, making dog clothes and coats, that I just don’t get time to do unless I schedule an afternoon a week with him. Any suggestions or ideas?” – Cynthia