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with Angella Dykstra

I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.

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Do you have guilt when you travel?

Categories: marriage, travel

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I was out of town this past weekend for a blogging conference. I flew out Friday morning and arrived home Sunday night. It’s my favorite annual conference and I always come back of it refreshed and recharged from spending quality time with some of my favorite people from inside (and outside) of the computer. I chatted with my family each day, but they were busy with activities and such and didn’t miss me (too) horribly.

I know that some people feel tremendous guilt when they go on these weekends, be it from their spouse, kids, or the people helping with their kids. I don’t get that from my husband at all — he knows how much I get out of these weekends — and I come back with more of a spark. My kids don’t make me feel guilty either, probably because they know that I always come back with a souvenir for them. And also because their Dad is a bit of a rock star parent.
How about you? Do you have guilt when you travel?

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  • Well, my hubby and I just spend 2 whole weeks away from our kids! And there was only a smidgen of guilt. Because we were there for a good reason - as volunteers on a mission trip to help those less fortunate. I like to think that my boys are learning from the example of us going, especially the fact that we made HUGE sacrifices so that we could help others. And knowing how well they coped with us being away has made me very happy, because it shows they are secure and independent enough to be cared for by somebody else who loves them (my Mum). Any guilt I felt after the initial goodbye has been well and truly overcome now.

    Hannah  |  October 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm