When these separate trips are put into effect, I do have a tendency to expect something in return for my sacrifice. Sometimes I hope that I’ll receive something extravagant (it never is), other times nothing more than a tee shirt will suffice.
Other times, I will go ahead and acquire something shiny for myself as a consolation prize. Usually this results in immediate buyer’s remorse as with this trip. I made the purchase on advice from a Dell rep in the form of an upgraded graphics card. This turned out not to be a compatible PCIe card and I lost an evening of my life with Dell on the phone ascertaining it needed to be returned after assurances it would fit as I shopped online with a chat assistant.
Enough complaining. Do you think taking separate vacations leads to a healthy relationship? Have you ever tried it or heard of it?