There’s a huge difference between the life quality of men who got help during separation and the life quality of men that didn’t.
A year or two after separation you can be in the best or worst place in your life. It is YOUR choice. There’s no shame in asking for support in the most challenging time in your life.
Think about it like this: If you’re lost in the wilderness, without any survival skill or tools, will you just wait to die or send a signal to be rescued?