Marriage, if it is good, can be really good, but if it is bad, it can be really bad. There comes a time in a lot of marriages, when living away from each other is helpful. Living apart from each other, doesn’t mean that you stop working on your relationship. What is important with this arrangement is that honest communication is continued about what works and what does not work. Reactions to separation can vary from person to person, but the actual separation process can ultimately give you important insight about your relationship.
There are times when the anger and animosity toward each other is so bad, that temporarily living apart becomes absolutely necessary towards healing.
In Colorado a legal separation addresses all the same aspects of a divorce. Visitation, spousal maintenance, child support and child custody, and the division of assets. The difference? You remain legally married.