Add me to the list of tense, in-a-mood people. My husband and I are both retired. He is 80 years old. I am his only social outlet because he has no family or close friends, so he is completely dependent on me. He and never goes out alone because he can't drive any more due to poor eyesight. He spends all day in his recliner watching TV, napping or playing on his iPad. I am an introvert by nature and need my space, but now I have none at all.
Since COVID the situation has gotten worse than ever. Mr. Bay gets anxious if he doesn't know where I am every minute of the day. He's terrified of losing me and is always worrying that some terrible thing will happen to me and he'll be left alone. He even tracks me when I go out using the Find My iPhone app, and if he thinks I'm somewhere I'm not supposed to be, he'll call me to find out where I am.
The constant togetherness is driving me nuts. I feel like I'm under surveillance. If I leave the room, within five minutes or Mr. Bay will follow me and say "Whatcha doin'?" Sometimes when he is in a chatty mood and starts talking about some topic that doesn't interest me, I get so frustrated I want to yell "Shut up! Just shut up!"
Luckily I live in a state where cannabis is legal. 😊