Bradon said on
In a word, yes. Separation is a really emotional time and there will be a lot of unusual activity, new expenses, and more complex schedules if you separate. Even the healthiest and most mentally balanced people can struggle to stay grounded in times like these. Most marriage separation checklists are designed to help a couple talk through the separation of responsibilities and hold each other accountable to agreements. In certain rare cases, doing the marriage separation checklist actually forces them to have the conversations they ought to have as a married couple, and can help resolve the couple’s issues, ironically negating the need to separate.