Txbizman wrote:She needs her "space"
"space" translation= new dude
Just a guess (an educated one at that) she's found greener pastures. When and if you find this to be true, don't blow your lid. In fact don't even let her know you know.... Define your goals now while your head is clear and don't compromise.
This is what I thought when I saw it. Bet there is some serious Facebooking going on.
Whenever a modern woman "needs space", it with the long range goal of establishing another relationship. It does nothing to reconcile the relationship she is in, rather, it sets up the back story of being separated and allows for her to chase the next man.
Compounded with the "I'll make my decision at some later date" when the decision is obviously made - she moved out - and she is on track for the classic status quo divorce with Dad serving as an ATM.
How do you eat an elephant? You take small bites. Over the summer she will reset the goal posts further and further away, with impossible odds for Dad to meet her goals. She will then blame the continuing problems on Dad's inability to meet her goals - and often she will make Dad's response to her bad behavior out to be worse than her bad behavior itself.
She will tease him with talk of coming home - if Dad does this or that - usually requiring that he give her more money or more control over the kids.
It's an absolutely no-win situation that should be met with filing for divorce. Read "the list", cut off all voluntary financial assistance, and play hardball. This is not a situation that will be fixed by kindness and compassion.