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. ☺