It’s been seven months since my wife and I put our family back together. For those tardy to the party, we spent about twenty months apart after she suffered what our marriage counselor calls caregiver burnout, along with what turned out to be undiagnosed bipolar disorder.
I’m not going dredge through the past at this point but it’s important that we’re all on the same page.
Since Lizze moved back into the house with myself and the boys, things have been going well. There hasn’t been any downside to having our family back together as far as we’re concerned.
The boys have not had much trouble adjusting and Gavin is still doing phenomenally well on a behavioral level. Lizze and Gavin have a relationship now that is amazing. It’s healthy and rewarding for both of them. This separation period seems to have to hit the reset button for them.
During the before (what we call the twenty months apart) both Gavin and Lizze were able to heal from what had been a very volatile relationship for many years.
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