Every month my husband and his friends get together for a “guys’ night.” Much like I can count on the sun rising and setting each day; I can count on guys’ night. Each month I find myself having mixed emotions regarding his excitement as well as commitment to this time with his friends. He and the guys plan an outing and end up getting together and going out while us wives stay at home caring for our children.
A part of me is happy for him. He loves being with his friends and often comes home in the best mood; not to mention I can always convince him to stop and bring me a treat on the way home. Then there’s the other part of me; the part that is annoyed that we seem to differ on what is a reasonable time for him to return home. I also get slightly jealous because I wish my friends and I were better about pulling ourselves away at least for a little bit and scheduling our time to get together. Even more so, I wish my husband was just as excited to spend time with me as he is to hang out with his friends.
Recently I asked several men why they feel that they “need” to have guys’ night out. I wondered why hanging out with their families or as couples didn’t result in the same level of excitement and anticipation as guys’ night did. They were all quite candid in their responses with the exception of my husband. He was quiet. Perhaps he felt it was in his best interest not to respond.
Several of the men that I received feedback from have requested not to have their identities revealed. They realize that after their wife reads this post they might be in for a long night or their answers may come back to haunt them later. At any rate, see what they had to say about going out with just the guys after the jump!
Special thanks to Aaron, Michael, and the rest of you guys, who shall remain nameless, who shared your perspective on guys’ night.
What are your thoughts ladies? Does your significant other go out with friends and leave you behind?
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