I will be happy to hear from your experiences (I know nobody can predict the future). This is about a good friend of mine.
A couple with 2 children 4 and 6 yrs old married 8 years and together 17 years. The husband (my friend) left his wife 2 weeks ago but returned home.
He told a friend that he somewhat still loves his wife. He said that she is a good person and that she has quality but he doesn't get along with her personality. They fight over major issues - don't see the same on things. He said that they aren't compatible.
He wanted to get out asap.
He has a female friend who has feelings for him and he knows it. He fought in the past with his wife coz of her and a year ago he did stop all communications with her. But, 4 days after leaving his wife he contacted her and they went out twice. Once on a date to the movies and they nearly had sex.
My friend even took his wife to a marriage mediator - he wanted to end things nicely and quickly - he doesn't want to drag it through court coz of the kids. Anyways, his wife said she will not give him a divorce and wants to go to counseling. He said he has no choice and went.
After therapy he said that he is moving back home coz otherwise what is the point to therapy.
He moved back in.
What are the odds of a successful marriage after this? It was probably the shortest separation in history
I told our friend that he will never leave and he did go back.