See, I have found that if I don't get to write during my normal times, I'm okay with that. It's not ideal, but it works because even though writing is important and I enjoy it immensely, sometimes other things come up. Being a writer is being flexible, being able to multi-task to the extreme, be two (or more) people at a time.
So for those of you having to cut back, do it. Your friends, both writer and non-writer will be waiting in the wings, and when the time comes that you have a success to share, we will be right there, rising from the shadows to cheer you on. Writing isn't the only thing in this world, it's just a small piece of it that we all enjoy.