Marriage (reality) check-in.

Hey hi hey!

Who’s marriage/relationship is really struggling right now? 🙋🏻‍♀️

In a prolonged pandemic,
In the Polaroid of social media,
In a perfection obsessed world,
I want to be honest about the reality of what IS right now.

This season of marriaging (and parenting young kids) through a prolonged uncertain pandemic HAS BEEN THE VERY HARDEST.

I have been working from home FT since March 2020. That’s coming up on 2 solid years, and let’s be honest pals – no one is supposed to be around their spouse 24/7 forever, right? 😅

This is no one’s fault. This is the result of this intensely difficult season. Bless, we are doing our best. We have therapists and close friends we confide in. And still – the words separation and divorce have come up.

But we aren’t giving up.

Instead of talking about it after the fact, I thought it might help to talk about it IN the fact. Let’s shine a light on this. This is hard. This is scary. If you feel that, I see you.

Maybe we too, want to know we aren’t alone in this struggle.

Here’s what we are trying:

Let bad days be bad days.
Let good moments be good moments.
Come together in the joy, the grief, the exhaustion.
Give space as much as possible under the same roof.
Create moments to be silly as much as possible.
Be honest with what you need.
Work on yourself, learn from the lessons this tough season is trying to teach you.
Apologize, forgive, give grace.
Keep going.

That’s what we are trying to do, every single day. That’s all we can do.

We will keep going.

Sending love to you all in the hardness.

Published by staceychomiak

Friend. Wife. Daughter. #Animation #artist and children's book #illustrator. Obsessor of #film & #guitar. Lover of #outdoors. Ambitious #dreamer. #Grace sponge. #GayChristian.

2 thoughts on “Marriage (reality) check-in.

  1. Thank you for sharing this. Even when we love our person so much, hard times come for us all. The pandemic hasn’t made anything easier, and I appreciate your sharing reality with us. It can be so tempting to just tell people”I’m fine, everything is fine”. Seeing other people going through it like you are really helps me feel less alone.


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