But, I guess when you go through something like that, you don't have many people you can talk to. But you need to talk to somebody, especially when there was somebody wondering how you could just vanish into thin air and pacing around the house waiting for you to come back and wondering if the should call the police or not. So you talk to that one person you can talk to, who loves you too much to care if your story is totally unbelievable and makes you sound like a crazy person (and that one person who knows your warpped family history well enough to know that things like aliens really do exist and much weirder and scarier things could have happened). And when you're absolutely terrified and convinced that you'll never see the most important person in your life again, that they're dead or that you'll die before you get to see them again, well it gvies you a new appreciation for them and you'll do whatever you have to do to keep them in your life.
So, really the alien abduction was a good thing, because it helped Aedan and Cheri get their relationship back on track. It was like nothing ever went wrong between them, because really all those petty fights don't mean a thing in comparison.