My New Husband Is a Homebody, But I Love to Go Out! Is It OK For Me to Hit the Town Without Him?

Etiquette, Relationships

Recently married and trying to figure out your social life now that your wedding reception is a fond memory? Our etiquette experts are here to answer your married life questions in our daily post.

My husband is a homebody, and I love to go out. Is it OK for me to attend social outings solo? He's told me he's fine with it.

Go for it. Having experiences and hobbies outside of your marriage can actually strengthen a relationship. But remember, you're married, so don't spend all your time away from home. Put a limit on your solo evenings out and check in with him often to make sure that he's not feeling totally abandoned. And set up a weekly date night to make sure that the two of you are getting enough one-on-one time. P.S. You don't have to let him totally off the hook; there will be some social and business outings you'll want him to attend. Just give him plenty of notice so he can psych himself up for them ahead of time.

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