Hi everyone. Let me explain the situation as best I can- and then hopefully I can get some honest advice, opinions, and/or experiences to help with my situation. My wife works a Monday thru Friday office job. Her hours are mostly 8-430. Every two weeks she has to stay late on Monday and Tuesday, but for the most part she works 8-430. I am a Temporary Cover Driver at UPS (so sometimes I am working full-time, and sometimes I am only working part-time). On the weekends (since there isn't much time during the week), my wife likes to run errands and catch up with friends and family for a majority of Friday after work and Saturday. Sometimes these "errands" cut into Sunday too. These other activities are all pretty much the same every weekend. They include getting grocieries on Friday night. Sometimes my wife wants to go shopping at Kohl's or Target. And on some weekends she also wants to go to Sam's Club, or Costco. Then of course there are her family and friends or my family and friends that we try to make plans with every now and then. My dilemma is this. She claims that these activities are necessary because "she gets depressed if she stays home all weekend." I realize that I am not considered a full-time driver at UPS yet, but I plan on going full-time one day. And I see most of these weekend activities as being unnecessary. I enjoy my free time and would much rather stay at home than be "out and about." I don't understand the point of making a monthly house payment if neither one of us is ever there to use the darn thing. I feel that (when I am driving at UPS) I spend all week in traffic- and that I should be allowed to relax and recouperate over the weekend. Am I being unreasonable? Is there anyone else out there that feels how I feel- or am I the only one? Is there any advice that some of you full-timers can give to me to help me? How would/does everyone cope with this situation? I am really interested to hear the responses.