The 11 Stages of Touring Spouse Separation

Patrick has been gone nearly four months. Wow, that’s hard to fathom. However, his home-coming is upon us!! Still, I have realized that during those months, I went through several stages of coping with his departure. It’s never easy saying goodbye and it’s even harder living day-by-day adjusting to them not being there.

Stage 1: Saying Goodbye

Chances are you are going to put on a happy face when you drop your musician off at the terminal. After all, you have to be supportive. Plus, you are genuinely happy that they get to live their dreams.

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Stage 2: the Break Down

But nothing prepared you for the feels when you drove away and they disappeared from your sight.

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Stage 3: Settling

The first few weeks, you are getting into a new groove of not having your husband around, and you realize just how un-exciting it is without them.

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