When you have an opposite schedule than your partner-whether it's because of work or different sleep schedules-it seems like the only solution is to separate. It takes some effort, but you can manage it and live in harmony. If your schedules are opposite enough, you might never see each other during your waking moments. You'll come home late from work to find your significant other already asleep and by the time you wake up in the morning they've already gone off to work. Or, even if your work schedules are on the same timetable, your sleep schedules might be totally opposite and you want to go to bed just as they're ramping up their evening time. Both situations are difficult to deal with, but it's not impossible to find a balance.