Essential guidance for anyone who was wondering

How To Behave On The Morning After

Find the right point to leave

Let me put it this way: The right point to leave is likely not when she’s still asleep. It sucks to fall asleep together and wake up alone.

Everything else is a matter of balance and nuance. It’s likely that you want to stay and she wants you to, but eventually you’ll have to leave. Maybe you even have to leave early, to make it home in time to sit at your desk and join the daily standup with no one being the wiser. Maybe there is time for breakfast in bed, or half-dressed breakfast in the kitchen.

Chances are that you shouldn’t stay much longer than that, after the night you just had you’ll both need breathing room, as hard as it may feel to leave.

Let her know you enjoyed the night

It may feel basic and cliche, but a simple “thank you for that” goes a long way, whatever that actually was.

Check in at some point during the day

You need to find a balance point between vanishing into thin air and annoying her with constant text messages throughout the day. A good way to go about it is to let her know when you made it home safe, and maybe text her again in the evening to complain about the lack of her in your arms. If she wants more conversation in between, that is best left to her, just to ensure you aren’t overdoing it.