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3 Tips For Managing A Trial Separation

Lawrence Ross

A trial separation can be beneficial in a number of ways to you and your spouse. Before separating, it is important that you and your spouse establish some guidelines that apply during the break. To help ensure that your marriage gets the most benefit from the separation, here are some tips.  

Determine What Is and Is Not Allowed

If the trial separation is designed to allow you and your spouse to take a break while working on your marriage, you need to set rules on what is and is not allowed during the period. Some aspects to cover when creating the rules include:

  • Is dating allowed?
  • Can you call and stop by at any time?
  • How long will the separation last?
  • Who is responsible for paying bills?

To avoid confusion in the future regarding the rules, write them down. As an added measure, consider signing the agreement. If anyone's conduct is called into question in the future, you can refer to the agreement. 

When it comes to responsibilities that affect your finances, such as paying bills and income, it might be ideal to work with a family attorney to create an agreement. The agreement can be a legal arrangement that can be filed with the court. 

Seek Counseling

A trial separation will not magically fix your marriage. If you and your spouse do not work on your marriage while separated, you could find the problems still exist when you get back together. 

By working with a trained therapist, you and your spouse can work to identify problems and find solutions for them. Even if your marriage does end divorce, you and your spouse can leave the relationship knowing that you truly worked on it. 

Limit Your Confidantes

Marital problems should only be discussed with a therapist and trusted confidantes. Sharing criticisms or problems with friends and family can sometimes lead to even bigger problems. To avoid this, you and your spouse should agree upon who can be trusted to share the details of your marriage. 

Remember, you and your spouse are working on getting back together. It can sometimes be difficult for friends and family to not become emotionally involved in your relationship through shared details. If you and your spouse reconcile down the road, your friends and family can have a hard time with moving past their own feelings. Keeping them out of the relationship can prevent this complication. 

Consult with professionals, such as a family attorney (check out the site here for more information) and therapist, to find other ways to keep your separation on track to reconciliation.


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My husband has worked in the construction industry for nearly twenty years. Three years ago, he decided to open his own business performing renovation work. Having so much experience helped him land clients and showed him that he has to protect himself from the clients that aren't so easy to please. We started working with an attorney in the beginning to have all of the contracts drawn up and have called when things go badly with clients. This blog will show you what you need to do to protect yourself from legal liabilities when you work as a contractor in today's world.