While dating can be a challenging and confusing time for anyone, adding a man who is separated, but still married, can make things even more complicated.Some women choose to avoid this situation altogether, vowing to only date men who are free and clear.
I wouldn’t fear being exclusive with the right person.
I don’t have a wide network of people where I live, so I’m online.
While I respect the comfort levels of men and women who don’t want to date someone who is officially still married, I have to make the argument for why dating someone who is separated and not divorced yet is perfectly OK.
Here is how I feel: Now, one would think I would be totally against dating someone who is separated and not divorced yet, basically because I have done it a few times, and one time I got pretty badly burned.
I’m not looking to rush back into a marriage, but I’m looking to date with an intent on finding a relationship.
It’s what feels right for me and I feel ready for it.
Be patient with him throughout the process and lend him an ear.
Going through a divorce is a traumatic time emotionally.
However, sometimes the right man comes along and, even though he is still technically married, you wish to pursue a relationship with him.
While he is still legally married, though, it is important to be careful. It is likely that if anyone finds out you are dating, it will have a negative impact on his divorce proceedings, especially if there are children involved.
If he means enough to you to have a relationship with him, you have to be willing to wait until he is comfortable.