First and foremost, you'll need to have a healthy respect for the fact that your prospective date is still married.
Separated isn't divorced, so he still has legal commitments to his wife.
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There's no way to remove all risks associated with dating, but you need to approach your prospective date with an awareness of the risks you're taking on.
As he goes through the process of separation, he will likely need to visit and converse with his wife.
You cannot be jealous if he follows through on his commitment.
He said things were really bad between then and then had loads to sort out.
I informed him that I wasn’t happy with the way things were going between us and suggested I give him some space which he agreed to.