We separated 8 years ago. Lived in the same house for 6 years! No idea how we did that looking back. He moved out two years ago now and we divorced when he moved out. Its so hard when you believe it was meant to be forever! Even though I made the choice for us to separate he eventually agreed we were just not suited and now we are really good friends. Its been a tough journey and one I wouldnt want to do again!