Naw...Rog is a vicarious Mudcat because I share so much of it with him; it also gives us alone time, which we both need. Usually, if one of us is upstairs on the computer, the other is downstairs watching a favourite program or working on something else, in his case broadcast equipment, in mine, music, or reading. We get along better and are happier with some time apart.
Our computer is a gift, in a way, from his mother, as we bought it with some of his inheritance. This happened just before my physical activity became more restricted and has been a gawdsend, mindsaver, eye/worldopener and there isn't a day that goes by that one of us doesn't give a silent thanks to her for this blessing.
I think it depends on the people, how much they trust and love one another and how much the are NOT codependent on one another.
Good thread, LilNeo