Trial Separation in the Same House
My wife and I are planning to begin a trial separation, but don't have the resources to maintain two living spaces. I could go live with a friend, but then I'm moving out, and she stays in the house. I think this puts me at a big disadvantage in case this ends in divorce. So, I told her I would agree to trade weeks in the house, but she won't move out at all. So, the final agreement we have is to separate into different areas of the house, and document specific times and responsibilties with our 3 kids. Luckily, we are on very friendly terms and get along very well as friends, roommates, and we co-parent well. We're just no longer lovers. We plan to see other people during the separation, and we have strict rules that nobody else comes to the family home. Our goal is to minimize disruption of the children until we decide whether we're staying together long term or not. I'd love to hear the board's thoughts on this. Has anyone tried this successfully before?