My best friend is happily married yet she sees her husband only during the weekends. On weekdays, they live some 30km apart from each other. Hubby lives in a lovely house with his mother, while she and the kids cram into her parent's apartment. Is there anything wrong with this picture? Well, not at all.
This has been their way of life for the past 6 years, since the kids started attending primary school. They managed to enrol the kids in a good school which is unfortunately, very far from their home. So, the most practical solution is to uproot and move the kids to her parent's place near the school.
Every Monday morning, she piles the kids, their school bags, uniform, shoes, toys and her own belongings into the car, and drops them off at her parent's place where they'll stay during the week. Her hubby used to join them too, until his father passed away recently. Now he lives with his aged mother until his kids and wife return on Friday night to spend the weekends together.
When the school holiday rolls around, the kids are back at their own home and the family is complete again. For a month or two, my best friend is able to take a breather too, from her duty as a chauffeur (like me).