If either parent has no intention of ever reconciling, separation creates a mean tease.
Either reconcile or bring finality so that they can accept and adjust.
Otherwise, the one promoting the separation should admit to self and spouse that the ultimate goal is divorce.
People tend to deal better with a harsh truth than a supposedly sympathetic lie.
Therefore, the comments that follow address principles, not him directly.
Dating May Lead to Love I do not know when Dinesh met Denise, or how their relationship developed.