Why does the wife not want to do it more often?

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  1. yorkieman

    yorkieman Funster

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    I'd do it every week, but I'm struggling to get my wife to do it even once a month.

    We did a lot at the start. Infact, we couldn't get enough of it. On several occasions we did it every day for three weeks.

    Alas, over the last year the frequency has reduced to zero.

    It's got so bad that I'm having to consider doing it on my own, which just isn't as much fun.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get my dear beloved to indulge me.

    Motorhoming used to be such fun, and we were both up for it.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I can rekindle the spark for my wife and get her back into packing up and journeying off for the weekend or even longer. I'd be happy to have a trip up the Dales, or maybe the Peak District, and I don't care that it is November.

    Does anyone else have this trouble with their other half?
     
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  2. PaulyP

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    Yes, same problems.
    2 days last week, 2 days this week and 2 days next week.
    Then i may have to put it away for a while.
    Must be the cold weather that does it.!!!
     
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    Place a few smelly candles around the van, a box of chocolates on the dinette table and some romantic music on the radio!

    That should allow you to get your wicked way!:thumb:
     
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    If she doesn't want to go just say wink at her and say "No problem darling, I'll go on my own. Never know who I may bump into".

    Bet she can't wait to get packed and away with you. :thumb:
     
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  5. Dawn B

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    Try the following :-

    Pack everything up yourself
    Plan menus that use easily stored and cooked food
    Shop for easily stored and cooked food
    Organise second set of bedding and do extra laundry on return
    Make sure other half has everything they could possibly need
    Think ahead and accommodate other half's daft ideas
    etc etc................

    Get the picture yet?
     
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  6. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    My wife prefers to do it abroad and in the sun..!
    Once we are over there and away from the cold dark UK winters she is happy to keep going for several months...

    :Wink:
     
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    That sort of implies insignificant little trips.

    Maybe your performance is not good enough for her.

    Tell her, don't ask, "I've just booked into the FUN Morocco trip, we leave Spain on the 15th Jan".

    See how that goes down.

    If that's a bit scary, then Italy, Lago di Garda next May, if she does not enjoy that PX her for a better one.
     
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  8. Wildbill

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    trade her in for an new one that i programmed to motorhoming:Rofl1:
    bill
     
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    Hi Brian,

    As you know having just bought the motorhome, I want to do it all the time - although I did go through a spell of not wanting to do it very often when we had the caravan:Laughing:

    My question - you mentioned Italy next May - is that a rally or just wishful thinking on your part? Would be interested in booking on it if it is a reality!

    Geraldine
     
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    I just ask my mismanager "do you want sex OR a trip in the motorhome?" She always replies "where are you thinking of taking us?" :Eeek:
     
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  11. MikeandCarolyn

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    I would do all that,but I'm a tads busy with :-
    Checking leisure batteries are charging properly
    Checking solar panels are working ok
    Checking fluids in engine
    Checking tyres.
    Checking that LPG tank is full
    Checking grey tank is empty and clean
    Checking toilet cassette is ok and 'primed'
    Filling fresh water tank.
    Ensuring that there is sufficient storage space for all the stuff the other half feels she needs.
    Checking electric bikes and putting them on rack.
    Entering co-ordinates in Sat Nav
    Organise second set of bedding and do extra laundry on return :BigGrin:
    etc ,etc ,etc ,etc

    What was that picture we were supposed to get ? :Rofl1:

    Mike.
     
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    Neither. End of May is a good time for Italy, not too busy, not too expensive but weather has always been good. In fact it saved us this year, Germany was soggy but Riccioni was glorious.

    Next year our available time/money is spent on Morocco.

    We can survive one year without Italy but a family get together is in progress for 2015. I don't mind helping any FUNsters get there then but on my dates.
     
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    The only time of the year woman is not up for a weekend away is the three weeks preceding Krimble..because of preparations etc etc..

    There are some times she moans a bit cos she 'wants to do the garden' but when I point out the garden will still be there when we come back, and ( without being morbid ) there are only so many weekends left for us old farts, she usually changes her mind :thumb:
     
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  14. Dawn B

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    Yeah ok, but then you men sit and do nothing for the rest of the time.
    Dinner does not cook itself
    Beds don't make themselves
    And more seriously the drinks can't pour themselves
     
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    Man normally BBQs and the rest of the time it is eat out or from a tin or packet. Man also gets out the table, lays cutlery and condiments out, opens tins and packets and helps with washing up and clearing away all the things that man got out.
    Man straightens his side of the duvet and fluffs the pillows because man is normally up first. Woman often gets up and brews tea and returns to bed with it for both to enjoy, then remains in bed while man gets up to empty toilet cassette so woman can make herself "feel human again". Man changes the bedding in our MH.
    Man is ALWAYS in charge of the bar because woman doesn't drink/replenish fast enough.
     
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  16. Dawn B

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    Seems I'm living with the wrong man !
     
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    That's what my wife keeps saying :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Oh dear :Rofl1:
    I really must get a toilet that empties itself
    An awning that puts itself up
    A table and some chairs that get themselves out of the locker
    A BBQ that assembles itself and connects itself to the gas point.
    A waste tank that empties itself when it's not convenient to move the van to do it.
    AND -praps I should stop making the bed and pouring the drinks :Rofl1:
    'edit' I'll stop washing up as well

    Living in a tin box ,sometimes for 3-4 mths at a time requires a pretty fair distribution of tasks that both are happy with :thumb:
    We've sort of drifted into it over the few yrs we've been doing it so that now it's second nature-a bit like the original topic of the Thread really:thumb:

    Mike
     
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    A very good point. I voted for Morocco partly because when we are away in May/June we get back to an overgrown mess. The clock might be ticking for us but tell that to the bushes and the weeds.
     
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    Glad you're learning:thumb:
     
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