SHAW54 said on
If your spouse wants to get separated, you shouldn’t try to force them to stay. Separation is often called a “trial separation” because it gives the couple breathing room as they try to sort out their problems. It doesn’t mean the relationship is doomed, just that the individuals may find it easier (and healthier) to live apart while they work on their issues. During the separation period, find out what your spouse wants and needs from the relationship that they haven’t been getting, and be honest about whether it will be realistic for them to get their needs met with you.