“We take extra care not to wake each other up if we wake up before each other and watch TV or go on our phones. Magical.”
Whoever gets up first provides coffee for the other on days when they both have off. Nothing compares to having your lover offer you a cup of coffee when you wake up.
“We sleep with separate blankets. We’ll hop under the same blanket if we are awake but once we are ready for bed we wrap ourselves in our own personal blankets. The freedom is amazing.”
“A white noise machine helped immensely. Now he can sleep as long as he wants and I can be as loud as I want in the rest of the house during the three hours I’m up early for.”
“We have our own tubes of toothpaste. One of us squeezes from the end and the other the middle. Caused no end of pent up angst. Also we have our own bathroom cabinet shelves.”
If feasible, separate bathrooms are best. Men's shaving mess disgusts women, and there is no contention over who gets to use the washbasin, toilet or shower.
“Morning greetings are important to me. One of us will usually be on our phone until the other person wakes up. Once the other person wakes, phone down. Time for cuddles.”
"Getting ready for work together, having sex, taking a shower, and eating breakfast have benefited my later relationships. mutual respect and more time spent together."
A programmable light switch was purchased to address the snooze button issue. After one alarm, Light continues to be awake. Win-win situation.
“We always get up early and make breakfast just the two of us before our daughter wakes up. It gives us morning alone time and doesn’t feel rushed.”