Sometimes you just need to go skinny dipping alone. Every woman needs to have her own space and time alone. It can be difficult, however, to ask your partner for time away. Many men may feel insecure with your request or feel that you no longer “like” them and are headed for divorce or a break up. To avoid this, make sure that you explain WHY you need time alone and reassure them that it has nothing to do with the status of your relationship.
It’s actually been shown that lasting relationships form between couples who spend time together and time away from one another. It’s important and healthy for couples to have their own separate interests as well as shared interests. When talking with your boyfriend, it is necessary and helpful to explain to him that you need time to reflect, to visit with other friends, and time to think alone. Then explain to him that you still want to spend time with him, but you just need some of your own space too.
Most men, when told this, will understand. In fact, they may have been hoping to have a little more time to themselves as well. This can happen in relationships after the initial “honeymoon stage.” Suddenly, you don’t want to spend every waking second with your man, and you’d like to spend some time alone. Talking about this with him is the best way to get what you want without jeopardizing your relationship. Communication, as always, is the key in this particular situation.