The same goes for my husband. When life kicks him in the teeth or he is feeling like work is piled on top of him with no light at the end of the tunnel, I feel it's my job to help him overcome and refresh from this down-trodden time. Now, you might be asking how on earth that's possible with a one year old and both of us working 60+ hours a week. Let me tell you.
My husband and I have had a weekend to Solvang (a lovely/kitchy Germanic town near Santa Barbara) planned for a while now - it's a family reunion type of activity (which has its own stressors, but mostly is just fun). This week when my husband was feeling very low energy, it occured to me that he could have the weekend alone at home and I could go with our little girl to Solvang. When I made the suggestion, he balked. After all, it's his family we're going to see! However, after thinking about having time alone in his space with no pressures to bring him down, he agreed to my brilliant idea.
Sometimes we have to think outside the box. By giving my husband much needed alone time, he will feel better and we will feel better as a family.
Copyright 2012 Heather Corwin