Focus on the Family

Preparing for Your Time Apart

You might not feel like planning, but a little inconvenience now can save a lot of heartache later.

by Erin Prater

Your spouse's departure date is fast approaching -- faster than you wish it would. In the midst of your vacillating emotions, preparation might be the last thing on your mind.

If one of you is more logically-bent, now is the time for him or her to lead pre-departure planning. Your temporary separation will go much smoother if your ducks are in a row.