A San Diego couple made the unexpected decision to renew their marriage vows last month, after filing for divorce in 2019, spending $ 100,000 in the process and running into debt that continues to this day.
Brittany and Wyland Szabo, both 32, met as teens living in a sober house and married in 2011, eventually starting a family with three children.
After the birth of their second and third children, twins, the couple resumed drinking, which ultimately destabilized the relationship.
“We started drinking again, thinking we had taken a few years off and could drink like normal people again. And it went well for a while, and then eventually, you know, things started to go from bad to worse, and then we ended up going our separate ways and filing for a divorce in 2019, ”Brittany said. told Fox News.
“It wasn’t just because of the alcohol… There were a lot of other very toxic behaviors… we were very co-dependent on each other and it just wasn’t a good situation.”
The problems persisted after the divorce began, with Brittany continuing to drink and grappling with her mental health, at one point spending a night in jail and losing custody of the children.
However, after returning temporarily to her parents, Ms. Szabo began to undergo drug tests and see a psychiatrist and became sober again. She and Wyland started spending more time together and decided to try again.
“We both apologized to each other, finally and with all our hearts,” Brittany said. “We actually understood how much we hurt each other and that was huge for us. “
Ms. Szabo is now a successful TikTok-er, having amassed 2 million followers sharing videos on family, marriage and sobriety.
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