I have recently had my divorce application dismissed in court. My ex had moved out in Jan 2014 - I submitted the application in Feb 2015 so had served the mandatory time separated. My ex and I had attended marriage counselling before he moved out which had to happen after he attempted to smother me. We attended a few more sessions after he moved out - mainly so I could try to keep him calm as he was scaring me with his actions. Not once in the counselling sessions did I say I was trying to save the marriage - that wasn't my reason for being there but the court decided that because we had attended the sessions up until April 2015 then we weren't considered separated. I was told I had to reapply 12 months after my last counselling session. I don't think this is fair as we did not live together, we didn't go out as a couple - we did nothing to attempt to keep the marriage happening. We did not behave like a married couple nor was there any attempt - from my side - to repair the relationship. Could someone please advise if this is the correct outcome of my case under family law given the circumstances or do I have reason to appeal?