Dear Dr. Love,I’m 47 years old, have been married for 17 years and have a 10 year old child. My wife and I have had marital problems for several years and have been to a multitude of therapists. We finally went to see a priest and he suggested that we separate.Of course she gets to stay in the house and have the child. I am dead set against this idea because I feel like I am being punished. I also worry that not having a good support network I will become depressed more than I am.I don’t believe that she is ready for a divorce, but thinks that I will change my ways if left to sit and think about it long enough. She is going to a counselor by herself now who without meeting me has convinced my wife I’m a verbal abuser.Without going in to fix my relationship, my question is simply this. In your world of knowledge how many couples temporarily separate, find the error in their ways and reconcile. I have never met anyone that has gone down this path.Thanks.