I am not confident I will be able to buy a house but this is due to my work situation and being unable to get a mortgage but I will be able to rent a place for me and the kids easily enough. My wife is already renting a place and has been since she moved out
As to my wife managing financially, she has managed fine in the year since we separated. In the financial disclosure we did for mediation she claimed her outgoings exceeded her income by £550 per month, but she had not taken on any debt or drawn from her savings (apart from to buy a new car for £7K). She has also managed 2 overseas holidays in the last 6 months!