My Husband and I have been together over 25 years. Just before 18 years together we split for 6 months, but we’re able to work out our relationship. In June of 2019 we got married. In Feb 2020 I left my job and our relationship almost immediately went South. All of this happening during quarantine. In May 2020 my Husband said we needed a break and wanted to be alone. We still communicate (non personal), He apologized for putting me through this on our 1 year wedding anniversary and said He didn’t like to see me sad. In N.C. you must be living separately for one year before you can even file for divorce. When I asked Him if we were getting married He said we’d leave that as an option, but followed with we’ll see what happens. I know He suffers from depression and mental illness and always has. How do I cope with the wait game?? Honestly, as mad as I’d like to be I’m more disappointed that He couldn’t just talk to me and decided to just leave. Is there any hope? Am I overthinking this? I’m trying to provide the space He asked for, but we’re MARRIED isn’t that slightly different from dating?? What is an average separation timeframe? I just don’t know if I can or should wait 8-9 months. I am dedicated to Him we’re been together since I was 17 years old. I’m in this for the long y’all, but I’m torn. A part of me feels He’d never divorce me and the other part feels it could happen.