It's never easy to decide if you and your spouse should separate.  But, every year thousands of couples choose to separate to save their marriage, determine if their marriage can be saved or prepare for divorce. 

Divorce is quite a ride. It can take you and everyone in your life way off course if you let it. One of the easiest ways this can happen is when others try to control decisions regarding your divorce because it impacts their life. In order to minimalize the damage and destruction to your life, you’ll need to take back control and demonstrate your ability to manage your life, family and divorce independent of their opinions. 

It's ironic how so many of us divorce due to money problems, yet statistically divorce causes more financial hardship.  But, by the time you see just how bad things are about to get, it's too late.

The decision to separate isn't easy.  It either initiates the end of your marriage or time apart from your spouse to determine if your marriage can be saved.  The possibilities and challenges are overwhelming.  It helps to know the general path you and your spouse will use to transition from your current relationship to reconciliation or divorce.