Have you ever had one of those weekends where everything went just perfect? All of your plans fell into place, you were surrounded by great people, good weather, good food…just good everything! I was initially away starting Thursday for work but ended staying for the weekend to spend some time with friends. After doing this, I realized that I need to do it more often. I was in the company of fabulous women who I have been friends with since college. Even though we aren’t always on the phone everyday or even every month, when we get together, we just pick up where we left off. It’s a beautiful thing.
I have never wanted to get so caught up in my marriage that I did not spend enough time with my friends. While the first year of marriage is always an initial adjustment, it’s important to have a healthy balance of being with your husband, being with your friends, and just being alone!
Healthy separation allows me to love my husband even more. It allows me to continue to be my own individual, and it keeps me grounded. Healthy separation allows me to be secure in my relationship. I do not worry about what he may be doing in my absence or vice versa. Healthy separation allows me to develop deeper bonds with likeminded women, it allows me to have my alone time with God, and it gives me the opportunity to reflect on my relationship. It’s so important to have this time apart (for the right reasons of course!) When you do this, you allow yourself to be stronger with who you are as well as who you are in your relationship.
What are your thoughts on healthy separation from your spouse or partner? Let’s share and learn from each other ❤