I’ve been homeschooling on the go since the beginning. If you follow me, then you will understand that comment. What I have come to learn over the years is that – Homeschooling On The Go Damages Marriages.
That may not be fair to say but like many things in life, homeschooling on the go damages your marriage. Husbands and Wives have to stay connected to not only grow together but to parent too. It’s easy to let the daily tasks of traveling, teaching (also parenting) and life get in the way of you and your spouse. You need to stop that.
Marty and I take couple’s only trips at least once a year. We try to get in a date night once a week. Many weeks we can make it a few nights or days. We need each other and even after 14.5 years, I still learn more about him daily.
We just returned from a skiing trip to Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada. It was one of my favorite trips with him so far. We laughed until the tears rolled and our belly’s hurt. We reconnected in many ways. We spoke of the children but we mostly just enjoyed each others company.
Homeschooling On The Go Damages Marriages
When I can’t communicate with my spouse, we struggle to stay on the same page with each other. It starts with little things and can (and will) eventually lead to bigger issues. I have noticed that when we aren’t lining up, our homeschool life gets wonky. It’s weird, I know, but it always falls to that. Why? We are all stuck with each other 24/7. We all need to be at peace with each other, not causing war. If Marty and I aren’t on the same page with teaching, whether it be for the day or week, the kids will see sides of us that are less than appealing. My fuse is short and I can’t give the best to my kids. Their school work will reflect it as well.
If you homeschool, road school, or homeschool on the go like us, find time to reconnect with your spouse. The kids being with you constantly can be exhausting but don’t let it damage your marriage (and it can whether you notice it immediately or not).
Simple Ways to Reconnect While Homeschooling On The Go
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