Originally Posted by Piobaire
FYI, Skype = still alone
Married for 7 years now, and it feels both like I've been married forever - as in, I forget, except for on business trips, what it was like to be a bachelor. It's nice to have that time together, but doing separate things. We share a home office, which I work from a lot, and she, sometimes. When we are there together, we tend to do our own thing, sometimes pausing to say a few things (often to send one another funny internet stories and laugh about them). Other times, she'll just chill out while I flip the channels, usually watching an action movie or MMA, neither of which she is interested in, though I'll sometimes relent and stop on a romantic comedy or the Food Channel, which is the only channel we really agree on.
Of course, we'll do things together too. We go to the gym together (though our workouts are radically different), and often cook together. Seared sea scallops, rissotto, some sort of bean salad (I'm trying to figure that out now) tonight.
I think that it takes some time to find a comfortable, balanced, routine.