I went and stayed the whole hour. Their agenda was pretty obvious. They fear that the legal separation is a "blueprint" for divorce and wanted me to drop it.
I stood my ground and explained that although I believe he is remorseful and doesn't intend to hurt me again, he was that way the first two times. I don't think he can help himself.
He thinks 4 months of counseling and group should be enough for me to call off the separation. I told them that I don't see any major change in his thinking, I don't trust him and I don't know if I ever will.
Thay wanted me to say what he needed to do to earn my trust and I told them I had no idea. If I knew, I would say.
WH asked me to "throw him a bone" and I told him I was doing that by being there. I'm not going to open his mouth and place the bone between his teeth.
I think WH is going to seek legal representation. He says he doesn't see how the legal separation is any different than divorce. That is because he sees marriage as a business proposition.