I just put up with it though I have real problems staying awake!
I often wonder why people cannot see that another person is tired.
I also feel that, living alone, tends for me, to breed "wanting to be alone".
I cannot handle a lot of people any more, and although i love my friends and family, after a few hours, I am always happy to be alone again.
I have been known to put up with it I'm afraid. I have heard that in Chinese culture, when they bring out the oranges it is a signal that the host is ready for the guests to leave and everybody knows about it so the guests have their oranges and take their leave. I wish we had something like that in Western culture!
Good question! I've had it when guests are staying for an extended period (albeit one that has an end date) and found it to get a bit too much, but at the end of the day, I suck it up and remember that at some stage I must have invited these people to stay and it is only for a finite period of time. I think that unfortunately you can have 'too much' of people and after a while you need you own space back. I do a lot of biting my tongue and try to find a few ways that we can each have our own space and time out.
I have had three friends stay over.
I dislike it...because I really like my own space.That was 22 years ago.
Even if I had a bigger house, I wouldn't encourage it.
It may sound strange, but even having someone come for lunch is such a big effort.
I really am very territorial...No idea how I ever got that way!....but the less people around me at home, the better.
My sons are different.
They are welcome any time, with their little family.
For me I have had a kid at home for the last 37 years.The last one left at 17, but I had a 3 yr old by then.(My last child).
Soooo I guess, because I have been on-call as a mother for 24 hrs a day for 37 years, maybe I'm just feeling, I love the time alone...lol...lol...lol.
This is one situation where having a serious illness is actually beneficial!!! I can honestly say that I am beyond it all for the time being,and ask my guests to please give me my space!!! My visitors are ALWAYS dear friends anyway, so they understand my situation perfectly and are very sweet and honestly compassionate to my situation.
I have sleep apnea so often get to the stage where I just cannot keep my eyes open. I have had to, on occasions, just say I can't keep awake and get up and go to bed. There is absolutely nothing I can do to keep awake so thankfully people who understand what its like to live with it don't take offence.