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Would it ruin my relationship if I want to spend a weekend alone?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different people
have different needs for alone time.
Consider talking with your significant other about what a comfortable balance of together and alone time would look like for your relationship.

In brief: Different people
have different needs for alone time.
Consider talking with your significant other about what a comfortable balance of together and alone time would look like for your relationship.
Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not if its healthy
In a healthy relationship, it is normal to want to spend some time alone, and with other friends & family besides a partner. If someone is in a relationship where they feel afraid, ashamed or "in trouble" if they spend time away from their partner, this can be a sign of abuse or a very controlling, unhealthy relationship.
A healthy relationship should make it easier to care for your own needs.

In brief: Not if its healthy
In a healthy relationship, it is normal to want to spend some time alone, and with other friends & family besides a partner. If someone is in a relationship where they feel afraid, ashamed or "in trouble" if they spend time away from their partner, this can be a sign of abuse or a very controlling, unhealthy relationship.
A healthy relationship should make it easier to care for your own needs.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Can be good
There's no doubt that we all need some alone time, and it need not be damaging to relationships.
In fact, it can be quite healthy. Difficulty sometimes arises in partnerships when individuals vary in the amount of solo time they require. In this case, open communication is vital to ensure that your partner understands your need for time for yourself, and also understands that it is not about him

In brief: Can be good
There's no doubt that we all need some alone time, and it need not be damaging to relationships.
In fact, it can be quite healthy. Difficulty sometimes arises in partnerships when individuals vary in the amount of solo time they require. In this case, open communication is vital to ensure that your partner understands your need for time for yourself, and also understands that it is not about him
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Talk with partner
Everyone needs time alone from time to time.
It is important though that you communicate your needs with your partner and that they understand how you are feeling. Sometimes a weekend away can be healthy for a relationship but i would make sure both of you understand the reasons and agree so that there is no misunderstanding.

In brief: Talk with partner
Everyone needs time alone from time to time.
It is important though that you communicate your needs with your partner and that they understand how you are feeling. Sometimes a weekend away can be healthy for a relationship but i would make sure both of you understand the reasons and agree so that there is no misunderstanding.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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