What life is like 365 days after my wife moved back home

A big thing we do now is a weekly date night. Nothing fancy, unless you consider cheap pizza, ice cream from Walgreens, and Netflix fancy. lol

The point is to set aside time each week for us. That’s not easy with three challenging kids, and financial limitations. That said, it’s not so much what we’re doing, but rather the quality of the time spent. 

Much of this newfound wisdom, was the result of marriage counseling, as well as ongoing family therapy. 

We are still in family therapy, and have been for well over a decade, because of the nature of our lives. Marriage counseling helped significantly, and it ran its course for now. While we aren’t going to a dedicated marriage counselor at the moment, we keep that as a tool, should the need arise in the future. 

Our family is stronger than ever today. The truth is, if we hadn’t gone through the separation, I probably couldn’t say that. 

The boys have long since adjusted to Lizze being home. In a weird way, it’s like we had hit the pause button on our family for awhile. When Lizze came home, we hit play and moved forward with our lives. This time around however, we are smarter, stronger, and have a much greater appreciation for each other, and our family. ☺ 

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bwiren

I’m glad it worked out for you all.

Alicia Trautwein

I absolutely get it! We struggle with finding that balance as well. We have many diagnosis in our home and it has burnt us out several times over the years. Weekly date nights are a huge help. We don’t always get even that much time together, but try to put 5 minutes aside a day to Just spend time together and talk. It’s like they say on an airplane, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself in order to be alive to take care of your child. Glad to hear you guys are together and doing well!

Christine Tucci Art and Photog

I get it. I TOTALLY GET IT. Glad you are back together and doing well 🙂

mathewpenny648

I’m glad it worked out for you all.

Alicia Trautwein

I absolutely get it! We struggle with finding that balance as well. We have many diagnosis in our home and it has burnt us out several times over the years. Weekly date nights are a huge help. We don’t always get even that much time together, but try to put 5 minutes aside a day to Just spend time together and talk. It’s like they say on an airplane, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself in order to be alive to take care of your child. Glad to hear you guys are together and doing well!

Rob Gorski

That’s exactly right. A wise man once told me, “you have to be selfish, before you can be selfless”.. So true… ☺

Christine Tucci Art and Photography

I get it. I TOTALLY GET IT. Glad you are back together and doing well 🙂

Thank you so much Christine. I really appreciate it. I’m grateful every single day… ☺

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