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It is almost 430. My wife came home from work about 1230. She decided she wasn’t sleepy and decided to watch TV in bed, whilst I’m attempting to sleep next to her. This doesn’t work for me. I have been awake about 2 hours. I want to go back to sleep. I do not want to spend most of Sunday in a sleep-deprived fog.

What comes up now is loneliness and frustration. As much as I love her, I see she lives in her own world. It is a world centered around sleep, work, television, and McDonald’s Sweet Iced Tea.

My temptation is to retreat into the world of my construction, swimming, cooking, AA, Church, the internet, and my friends.

Mutual Assured Loneliness.