Yes. From my personal experiences, you will not believe how every part of the separation process is divinely guided for your happiness. When you put up an inner resistance to your connection and life situation, you experience a lot of frustration and unhappiness.
It really matters less if you are running or chasing. Every aspect of your journey is meant to be.
Of course physical separation is frustrating but you eventually get a hang of it. You learn to live with loneliness — you learn to be happy and live a life of fulfillment.
You both miss each other but there are somebody obstacles that cannot easily be overcome with a snap of a finger.
You both use friends, family members, and every occasion to spy on each other. You always want to know of each other.