SEE ALSO: How To Stop Your Divorce Of course, if either spouse or children are in danger physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, I urge separation.
However, the goal for those separations is not necessarily to save the marriage; it is to save the person.
It is hard to develop relationship with someone with whom you do not interact. Typically innocent at first, they find each other attractive in some way – physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, or some combination.
Dating is the process of sifting through possibilities to find a suitable significant other.
By leaving his wife in California when they were already having difficulty, Dinesh initiated a process that promised a bad end.
Perhaps one or both of them thought it wise, maybe that being away from each other might help. The old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is more accurately stated “absence makes the heart grow fonder for someone else.” If a couple truly wishes to try to salvage their marriage, they should commit to living in the same home and finding the help they need to work out their problems.
Because she has not divorced, they hope she and Dad may get back together, but that hope becomes confused when she dates someone else.
(Of course, this applies to both parents.) Separation implies their parents could reconcile.