In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we talk about why we decided to try living in an RV full time with our family. We chose full-time RV living in January of 2011 to travel with our four kids in a motorhome. RV living with our family was motivated by a marriage crisis and our need to heal our family life.
In 2008 our marriage fell apart, it was a moment in our lives where we decided to face the giants of fear and dig into therapy to save our relationship. It wasn’t an easy journey, but it was a meaningful one that brought joy and love into our lives.
As we began to change ourselves as individuals, we were also changing our marriage and our parenting. We were becoming different people. It was exciting and took a lot of energy to keep working on the process. We realized we could not continue to meet the outside expectations we were feeling from the outside world. We needed some time and space to really shift our family out of the crisis.
A series of events led us to risk it all and stuff our family of six in an RV for one year of early retirement. Living in an RV full time with a family of six took us from surviving to thriving. We had the opportunity to learn more about ourselves and each other. We no longer had to spend hours away from our children, we had this amazing moment in time to get to know our kids and have adventures with them.
(Theme music: Ethan Anderson, Photo credit: Samantha Amidon )
Relationship Podcast Gems:
- Living in an RV with the kids put into practice what we had learned in therapy.
- The real adventure is choosing to change, grow, and heal together.
- Following the calling in our heart and going against fear has been rewarding for us.
- View from the top of the RV on Instagram.
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