My wife will return home today. She's been away for the last five months caring for her father who passed away on Saturday. She has been able to come home for a week twice while her siblings gave her a break and I was able to go down to visit her a couple times, but she was there for the long haul.
Five months is a long time to be away from your normal life. It was like a deployment where you pack up a few necessary items and you live in a strange land and fight battles you wouldn't normally be involved in.
I'm sure after a couple weeks of decompressing she will be back to a normal life around here with her friends and the activities she loves. I signed her up for a class she loves to take at the college. She will get to know our new chickens, and tackle the jungle in our greenhouse. It's nice getting back to ones own bed and bathroom and the things you know.
As for me, I didn't go feral in her absence. I did slip back into certain single man traits. I will have to give up my single mans diet of pizza and Hawaii Bowl microwave dinners. I'll be eating more fruits and salads again. I'll have to DVR some of my TV shows and watch them while she's doing other things, but other than that our lives will finally return to normal.