After announcing their divorce on June 30, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck put up a united front, promising to always place their children first. In doing so, the exes still often wear their wedding rings, go on numerous family outings and even have continued living on the same property.
But when details of their relationship began to unfold and painful allegations of infidelity with the family nanny surfaced, Garner began questioning what the future will look like.
“Jen will always make sure that Ben spends as much time with the kids as he wants, but she is rethinking their living situation,” a source close to the family told PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “She can’t stand the situation Ben has put her and the kids in.”
Affleck has adamantly denied the affair and “has been very unhappy with the attention and the unwarranted circus around it,” a second source told PEOPLE.
Affleck recently retuned home to L.A. with their three children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, while Garner wraps filming Miracles from Heaven in Atlanta.
“Ben spent the whole weekend focused on the kids,” a source told PEOPLE. “They all seemed to have a fun weekend. Ben took them on several outings and looked happy.”
With the kids starting school in a few weeks and their home still under renovation, Garner and Affleck must decide what their next step will be as a family.
“They are thinking about the housing situation together and continue to work on the relationship,” said the second source. “Any family going through a split hurts. They are in a much better place now.”
Regardless of where they may live, Affleck and Garner “are planning to raise their kids together,” the source told PEOPLE of the couple’s resolve.
“[Jen] is being smart and not putting too much pressure on herself right now,” said the source close to the family. “When she comes back to L.A., she will take things day by day.”
For much more on Affleck and Garner’s difficult split, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now