As with divorce, a legal separation is about ending one life and starting another, getting a new center of balance and making it work spiritually, emotionally and practically.Whether your legal separation leads to divorce or reconciliation you want to behave during the separation in a way that means getting the most out of what you are trying to do.A legal separation gives you the space you need to solve marital problems, come to terms with your emotions and start over, either in your marriage or alone.How you behave during a legal separation will determine how successful you are in whatever your motives for separating.Below is a list of behaviors that will either work in your favor or work against you:1.
If you have children and are living apart from them put extra effort into seeing them regularly and considering their emotional needs.
We all end up paying for behaviors that hurt others so, be careful because your bad behavior will come back at you.2.
Not setting boundaries on your relationship with your spouse: Think about the legal and emotional ramifications of having sex with your spouse.
If you live in a state that requires a legal separation for a certain period of time before you can file for divorce, having sex with your spouse can set you back legally.
It will cause you to have to start the separation period over from the beginning.
In addition, if you are still emotionally attached to your spouse sex can give you false hope of reconciliation. Engaging in new relationships: A legal separation is not a divorce.