I'm absolutely thrilled that the man is away on a work trip. The past 2 weeks have been crazy for me. I'm so glad that I don't have to worry about neglecting him as I need to be really focused in the office. That said, I don't enjoy having to babysit his mega farm and sci-fi cafe on fb in the nights, tending to the crops and serving silly Martian brains. They're so annoying.
When the man and I travel on our separate work trips, we send a maximum of 2 texts a day to each other. We don't call each other to chat either. If need be (to check social schedules or buy tickets to concerts, etc), we'll skype and email. But it's really not necessary. I don't like being 'distracted' on work trips. I prefer to just muddle about doing my stuff. I'm so thankful that the man isn't the needy or possessive sort. When we first started dating, we didn't talk much on phone to each other. We've always preferred online chats, emails or face-to-face meet-ups.
When the man is away, I enjoy the solitude. I think he's quite happy to be off without having to fetch and carry for me. Haha. Work trips are time-outs for us. It allows us to recharge, re-focus and meet each other on a new level, fresher and well, nicer.
Well, I do miss having him around to turn on the heater before I wake so that when I eventually do, the shower will be steaming hot. (He wakes up early to do all sorts of nonsense on the guitars and emails.) Now, I've to do it myself before going back to nap for that extra 15 minutes. Quite disruptive. :p Speaking of which, I forgot to get his flight details for this trip. Oops.