Can responsible separation work?
I guess I'm looking for success stories, a glimpse of hope.
I have been with my husband for 15 years (middle school sweethearts) lived together for 7 years and have been married for 2. He has decided that he wants a trial separation. He threw out the whole line, "I love you, you're my best friend, I just don't know if I am in love with you" . We tried living together and working through it but he got depressed and eventually said that he really needs space to figure it all out. I am very understanding. I'm sad, of course but he is an adult and when he says he needs space, I understand and respect that. He said that we are still very much married, the point is to try and make this work. He said we are dating each other. The same rules that we had when we lived together still apply when he moves out. He says we will talk, see each other, do things together, he's still inviting me to work functions, he'll still wear his ring. We have good communication. I love him with all of my heart and I have for a long time.
Side note: I have suffered with low self esteem, anxiety, jealousy issues for a while and they started to run him down, he said he started to lose respect for me because I couldn't see my self worth anymore. I've been actively working on my own issues.
*I am confident that he has not cheated, emotionally or physically.
Just wanting to know if anyone has had success in separations. Any kind of insight would be nice actually. Thanks.
Last edited by Lavendergirl; 03-31-2017 at 08:22 AM.