I think it has sunk in that we are going away and that for her, it is a long time. I notice it in the way she comes into our bed every night. I notice it in the way she is more worried about being alone. I notice it in the way that she becomes hyper-controlling – so she can feel safe while feeling out of control. It’s an apprehension thing. When it happens it won’t be as bad as she imagines.
I’m doing what any person would do. I’m bribing her, shamelessly. A present a day for every day we are away.