I have been separated from him legally for over a year, emotionally for about four years. Still I have to see him five nights a week for about two minutes at a time when we switch who is with the children. The decision was made to keep the kids in one place and because we (the adults) work opposite shifts will rotate who is with the kids.
Oddly just after I signed the papers I found some CDs that held copies of photos from when the children were younger. Photos from when we were happy. Photos that helped me pinpoint when things began to turn.