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You Will Need
- Inner strength
- Low-key weekends
- Couple time
Talk to your children
Explain why your partner took a job miles from home so that your children don't worry that mom and dad are getting divorced. Be matter-of-fact about the reason for the weekday separation without making the children fret about family finances.
Take advantage of technology
Use technology to help your spouse feel connected to the family: e-mail or post photos of funny or interesting moments as they happen.
Don't cause unnecessary worry
Don't cause the absentee partner unnecessary worry. If a problem comes up midweek that they can't do anything about, keep it to yourself.
Keep weekends low-key
Keep most weekends low-key. Though the inclination may be to make the most of those 2 days by cramming in a lot of activities, you'll both benefit most from down time.
Switch things up
Find someone to watch the children every couple of months so you can make the trek. It not only gives your spouse a much-needed break from their killer commute, but provides you both with some quality couple time.