We had a brief exchange this afternoon about what lies ahead for us as we work to restore or rehabilitate or recreate our relationship. We are a good long ways from the beginning of that work. There is much that must be dealt with first, before we are at liberty to take up the restoration of our lives.
Looking for synonyms for the word, "restore," here is what I found --
bring back, build up, cure, heal, improve, make healthy, make restitution, mend, modernize, reanimate, rebuild, recall, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recover, redeem, reerect, reestablish, refresh, refurbish, rehabilitate, reimpose, reinforce, reinstate, reintroduce, rejuvenate, renew, renovate, repair, replace, rescue, retouch, revitalize, revive, revivify, set to rights, strengthen, touch up, update, win back