So at this point, separation and divorce look certain. The only problem is that we are stuck living together for an indefinite period of time. She was planning on moving out on July 1st, but she is having trouble finding an apartment, so she says that she could be living with me for the entire summer.
I do not know how I feel about this.
On the one hand, it makes the logistics of trading time with our daughter easier. There are certain practical conveniences to the arrangement. But at the same time, having to have separate time with our daughter when we are living in the same house... it just drives home the injustice of it even more because I'm just physically so close. It could be family time with just a few steps, and yet one of us is still forced to step back.
I feel as though I'm finally doing a 180 and detaching myself, and I suppose that if any benefit were to come from this step, it is good that it would have some extra time to come about, but I also wonder if she'll really have enough breathing room to come to her senses while we are in the same house.
The situation is tense, though we're doing a decent enough job of being civil around each other. I just don't know how I should feel about it. I appreciate the practical benefits, and pushing back the July 1st deadline was something that I had wanted before, but I don't know if I want it now. I am sick of being stuck in limbo. I judge the probability of her changing her mind as near zero. I know her too well.
I suppose it doesn't make a difference since I can't kick her out until she has a place to live, but I'm not sure how best to handle it.
Does anyone have experience with an extended in-house separation?