Someone I know from FB was going to be on GMA this morning so I kept switching the channels so I could see the relationship advice he was going to give since he's one of the few advice giving men I don't roll my eyes clean out of my head behind.
The story he was giving advice on was about a woman who went on a 10 day meditation sebatical away from her family that helped her be a better wife and mother.
I can totally see that.
I then went and read her article and I saw it even more: https://www.babble.com/relationships/i-took-a-break-from-my-husband-then-i-fell-back-in-love/
I feel like this can happen all the time in smaller doses too. I know that when I'm traveling solo, I realize just how much I prefer being with my husband than with pretty much anyone else in the world. That's not to say that I don't enjoy myself...but I'm always hit with how much I'm missing him or how much he would have enjoyed something, yada, yada. I'ts kinda like why I always bring him something special back. I start missing him big time and appreciating him and I want to bring him a little something back. It's really odd because whenever we talk when one of us is traveling, he sounds all nonchalant and whatnot because he hates the phone, but when I get home...he's always done something really sweet that he knows I wanted him to do because he missed me and wanted to do something to make me smile too.
I like that.
What do yall think? Do you feel like small doses of being apart helps you remember how amazing your family is too? Sure...you might look forward to the quiet time or having the bed to yourself but honestly don't you feel better knowing it's temporary?