Our expert says:
Neither of you had your finest moment in that argument - it's so hard to stop when it's rolling along, isn't it ? It wasn't, probably, wise for you to have forced him to stay at the time, but understandable. Its childish and unhelpful, though, for him to refuse your apology and to still be sulking after 6 weeks. And to be reluctant to see the kids is simply cruel and irresponsible - they did absolutely nothing wrong, and have a right to see their dad.
But its a bit early for both of you to just give up after one really bad row.
Maybe he needs more time, but it doesn't sound as though he's usefully using the time he already has. Has he got a new place of his own, or is he staying with friends or family ? If the latter, maybe they could talk calmly with him and try to understand why he's so excessively bitter.
A solution would lie within marriage counselling, but it doesn't yet sound as though he's going to be ready to accept this.
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