Everyone made a big fuss over seeing these pictures (the ones that accompany this post) of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner together. It turns out they were leaving a family counseling session. They really do seem to be doing their best to get past what went wrong in their marriage to parent their kids effectively. Good for them!
An insider said they seem to be doing better as they settle in in LA.
They both seem much happier and relaxed. They spent the past week enjoying the last days of summer and getting the kids prepared to start school again.
“It might seem from the outside that they both gave up on their marriage and stopped receiving counseling together, but that’s not who they are. They both had an insane summer and probably just had to take a break [from counseling].
“They are both smart when it comes to the kids and will work on putting any conflicts or differences aside. They were friends before they fell in love, and want to continue being friends now.”
However, this does not mean you should hold out hopes for a reconciliation.
Jennifer is in no place to even consider taking Ben back.
Jen has really been trying to put all the nanny drama to the side and she is doing well, but there is no way she would ever take Ben back… as soon as she took her wedding ring off, she acted like a different person.”
Although they initially planned to live on the same property together, Ben is instead living down the street, which Jen seems to prefer.
[Jennifer] realized that having some space from Ben is good.”
It probably helps her adjust to her new reality. I can understand wanting things to stay as unaffected for the kids as possible, but the reality of the situation is that Ben and Jennifer are divorcing. They all have to adjust to a new normal. It sounds like Ben and Jen are doing all they can to help their kids through this transition, however.
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