Looks like things are getting a little less dramatic for Ben Affleck…
Affleck has been more at ease of late, what with nanny-gate dying down and everyone getting off his nuts for two seconds (not that he deserves it!). He’s been spotted with his kids on numerous weekend outings, and now that Jennifer Garner is home, they are spending time together as a family.
“His family is all he cares about. This is what makes him happy and it makes sense that he looks happier,” a source tells PEOPLE.”He enjoys the time with his family and that includes Jen. They are still working hard at this.”
Don’t get too lovey-dovey yet: the two are still gonna get de-married, but they just wanna put their kids first. The family’s gone to the farmer’s market together and to church, and the exes were spotted leaving a family counseling center together earlier this month, and sources say they are learning the best way to make this transition as a family.
“It’s still really hard and every day Ben’s learning new positive ways to cope and that goes on both sides,” says the source. “He’s just focused on his family.”
Affleck and Garner are working out their new normal, and simply trying to figure out their next steps.
“They had to take a step away from each other at first and now they are coming back together and you have to find your footing first and then move forward,” says the source.
Well, good. And everyone has Christine Ouzounian’s number blocked, right? Okay, cool.