‘Days Of Our Lives’: Will Abigail’s Independence From Chad Make ‘Chabby’ Better In The Future? [Opinion]

Days Of Our Lives fans were excited when Abigail Deveraux DiMera (formerly Kate Mansi, currently Marci Miller) returned to Salem. Even though it took a while before Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) realized she was alive, the two worked on their marriage. However, “Chabby” supporters were not pleased when Abby decided to walk away from her husband. Even though it is a complicated situation, the separation might be exactly what the couple needs right now. Many are confident that Chad and Abigail will get back together one day. When and if it happens, Abby’s independence will help make the relationship stronger and unbreakable.

The reason why Abigail broke up with Chad is because she didn’t want to be “half-loved.” Even though he cares about Abby, he also has feelings for Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus). However, there is another reason why she decided to be on her own. As she said to herself during the vow renewal, Chad has always “saved” her. A strong relationship shouldn’t be about rescuing someone, it needs to be an equal partnership.

Before Marci Miller took over Kate Mansi’s role on Days Of Our Lives, Abigail was always a strong and independent woman. After Ben Weston’s (Robert Scott Wilson) antics, Abby ended up with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A lot of viewers have commented that they don’t like the new Abigail because she seems weak and frail. However, that isn’t her new personality. It is what happens when someone has been dealt a blow that crumbles their mental stability.

Ever since Abby decided to be on her own and live independently, it is clear how much she is growing. She is already more confident and has higher self-esteem. Before, someone was always telling Abigail what to do. Chad DiMera, Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves), and JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss) wanted to protect her. Their intentions were good, but it wasn’t healthy for Abby.

Now, she has a career at the Salem police department. Instead of someone else giving her a job, she went and got this on her own. Abigail is working on getting her own place and will be responsible for paying the bills, managing a budget, cooking for herself, cleaning, and of course, taking care of baby Thomas. This is something she has never experienced before. She always lived with someone else and had others who could help her with things.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, executive producer Ken Corday said “Chabby” is end game. Even though Abigail has filed for divorce, fans remember Corday’s statement and are waiting for the couple to reconcile. By working to be independent, she will no longer be a damsel in distress that needs to be saved. She will be an independent and strong woman. As Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) said, Chad DiMera needs that type of woman in his life. However, his ideal match isn’t Gabi, it is Abigail. She just needs time to grow, mature, and work on herself.

“Chad and Abby are a rooting interest for the viewers, and they’re going to have to go through a lot of hurdles, but they’re the end game.”

The other reason the separation is necessary is because of Gabi on Days Of Our Lives. Even though Chad tried to avoid her, that isn’t resolving the situation. He has to confront and deal with his feelings. Burying and hiding from them won’t make the feelings go away. Chad and Gabi are going to have to get together. “Chabby” fans might not like this, but it is really the only way that they will work through their feelings. In the end, they will realize that they do not belong together. Even Camila Banus thinks that Chad and Gabi getting together would be a mistake. She addressed it in a previous issue of Soap Opera Digest.

“First of all, she’s [Abigail] his wife. Also, Chad has threatened to kill Gabi and hurt her family in the past. He has seen Gabi go bonkers and turn into a different person because of him. It’s definitely not a good thing for Gabi and Chad to be together.”

It might be several months before Chad and Abigail get back together. Chad has to deal with his feelings for Gabi, and Abby is busy trying to help Dario Hernandez (Jordi Vilasuso) stay in the country. Just be patient because “Chabby” will be worth the wait.

What do you think is going to happen with “Chabby” on Days Of Our Lives? Do you believe Chad and Abigail’s marriage will be stronger when they get back together?

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