I haven’t really talked about how we’ve been doing for the last couple of months. After everything came to a head, I decided to back off talking about us for a minute until I could get some perspective.
So, now that I don’t work EVERY single weekend, we’ve had more time to spend together as a family and as a couple.. And instead of going straight to bed most nights when I am home, I’ve started taking my laptop wherever he is. And I’ve even *gasp* turned it off to have conversations. Some nights we just sit in the same room, occasionally talking while each is on his/her laptop. Some nights we engage in extra curricular activities :-). Some nights we watch a show( we LOVE that new show Alcatraz. If I’m not home, he will Ti-Vo it and wait for me before we watch it.) We’ve been compromising on a few things, and we are talking more, agreeing more. It’s been getting better.
We’re still working on our babysitting issues so that we can get out just the two of us more, but I’ve found that it’s easier for me to meet up with him every other week and have lunch. Just the two of us. And that’s BIG.
But don’t get me wrong, we still argue. We still bicker. And sometimes, he gets on my last nerve because we just can’t see eye to eye on some things. But we’re trying. We’re making progress.
And I guess that’s what marriage is all about. Sticking around through the good and the bad. Working on our marriage instead of just existing in it.
So we’re a work in progress that is progressing.