Even under the best circumstances, maintaining a functional, loving, and harmonious relationship with the people we love can be difficult. Often we fall into despair and come to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to heal and improve our connections.
Although this may be true in some cases, there is usually a chance that we can contribute to improvement. It takes awareness, commitment, and work. Deciding that a separation is the best solution is not necessarily a mistake. In fact, it may be the healthiest outcome. No matter what, investing time in your current relationship will benefit you as you learn about yourself and become stronger.