She never imagined that during this break she would experience a return of self-esteem, enthusiasm, and even joy.
This “brief” separation was just what she needed to realize she could go it alone over the long haul.
Another example involves a woman who married the first boyfriend she ever had right after college.
As the marriage went on, he became increasingly critical and angry.
A more accurate term for 'separated' in most of these cases would really be 'separating,' since few of these people are actually through their divorces or have completely ended their previous relationships.As the name implies, separation can be the first step along the journey to separate lives.Not quite permanent or irrevocable, separation enables the two individuals to get a taste of what it would be like to exist apart—to manage separate households, separate finances, and separate selves. Relationships have gotten really complicated these days.With people marrying less and divorcing more, it's no wonder that the opportunity, and challenge, of dating while separated has become pretty commonplace.The best way to work out marital problems is usually under one roof.Most of the time, separation is a preamble to divorce—even if that was not the original intent.A Dallas couple we know opted for a long-distance relationship as a means of gaining perspective.The decision to separate was facilitated when the woman was offered a job in Des Moines.Unfortunately, her husband began feeling so resentful when she really left that, ultimately, he could not accept her back into his life.He felt this way despite the fact that he was the one who had encouraged her to leave in the first place.