Transcript for Mommy Blogger Says Alone Time From Husband Saved Marriage
morning. Is alone time the secret to a strong marriage? One mommy blogger says her solo vacation made her love and appreciate her husband and family more than ever. A free-spirited conversation online. And abc's bianna golodryga has her story. Reporter: Alisa bowman and her husband, mark, have been married for 14 years. And they have a 9-year-old son. I believe I'm a good mom and a wife. I believe my husband is happy. There's few complaints in this household. Reporter: But like so many women, bowman admits it could be tough to keep the spark burning bright. That's when she decided to go to portugal alone. I needed to focus on myself. When I did things just for me, i was happier. My marriage was better. I was a better mother. Reporter: She set off on a ten-day medication retreat while her family stayed in pennsylvania. They spoke only twice. I got on the plane. And I will admit I hardly thought of my family in the whole time. Reporter: In a blog post called, "i took a break from my husband and fell back in love." Bowman writes, by the time the plane touched down in lisbon, it was as if I were single and childless. Some say it's harsh. But bowman said the time away only made her relationship stronger. If you do the same things every day, it starts to get a little boring. And to go away and spend time alone, when I come back, everything is more exciting. Reporter: Can taking a sabbatical from your marriage really help? Once you get out of your day-to-day routine, you're able to revive yourself spiritually. You're able to revive yourself emotionally. And ultimately, you need to be at the height of emotional attachment, in order to be in a strong relationship. Reporter: Bowman's husband, mark, agrees. He says his wife's absence did make the heart grow fonder. I think another trip would be great. Fortunately, I also like to go on trips. Sometimes I can make a break from being a dad and a husband. I love my family. I love my husband. And I think I always will. Our relationship just keeps getting better and better. Reporter: It ended up working out for them. But it's a very controversial idea. And obviously, both parties need to sign off on it and agree. You can't say somebody goes off by themselves. And some husband wouldn't allow that. He signed off and that's fine. But I think when there's a child involved, how that affects the child is something each family has to work out. I can see a birthday present, vacation solo. But four day, not ten. And she loves it. Absolutely. What are the rules? Solo? If you're communicating, it can be something that's very positive. But you have to communicate. And relationships evolve. People long for the day you first met your partner. You're not going to have the lustfulness that you first had, even though you still love each other. Ten days later, you may. I love how josh is being so silent. I'm thinking, too, guys -- a buddy of mine. We go to las vegas, you know, for four days. Oh. It's a break. You know, we take breaks. It depends on what the definition of a break is. What you're allowed to do. And what you're not. Thank you. That was a talker. A talker.
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