So here's the rub. I like cuddling as much as the next guy. Cuddling is like anything else, it's great in moderation. I love cuddling on the sofa while watching a movie or even just reading while Celia blogs. My favorite though is when she sits next to me in my pickup (I've got an old single cab with a bench seat) and I can rest my arm around her, or on her legs.
When Celia first moved in with me after the Storm she was an emotional train wreck, and had every right to be. She just had the life she knew completely stripped from her and everything she knew or loved was gone. She moved into my childhood bedroom while I was finishing up school at the University of Houston, and I wanted to make things as easy as I could.
I held her hand before she fell asleep, because I wanted her to know that no matter what happened over the next few months (what turned out to be two years) I wasn't going to leave her side. It was then that I first heard the song "Heartbreak World" by Matt Nathanson and from that point forward the song became our song (at least to me).
That said, those events took place a while ago. We now live in our home, are engaged and life is as good as its been for us in a long time. Like I said before I still love cuddling on the sofa or riding with my arm around her in my ol' pickup. However, for the bulk of my life I've slept the same way. On my side, with one pillow under my head and a feather pillow in my arms. That is how it is. Cuddling before makes it difficult for to get comfortable, and while she says I should cuddle her at least until she falls asleep I'd be willing to bet I beat her to it most nights.
I'm definitely an affectionate person, and I need that touch also. But when its time for sleep, I'll thank you to stay on your side of the bed...
Until next time,
What about you?
Do you need your space when you sleep?
See her post here.
See her post here.