We may be imagining all sorts of problems that may or may not exist or we’re rationalising our own boundaries, values, and even prior experiences of being in one of these situations (so knowing that we may struggle with the emotional consequences) and are thinking along the lines of, ‘Well…
I’m of a certain age so I need to prepare myself for turning a blind eye to any code amber / red actions and indications because people in this age group tend to be recently broken up / separated / divorced‘. There’s no easy answer to the question of what the ‘right time’ is for dating a separated or recently divorced person.
In other words, what exactly is a separated man or divorced man?
What are they going through, and what should you be concerned about if you’re in a relationship with a man who might be in a given stage of divorce or separation?
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Hi, I was wondering if any women on here have ever had a POSITIVE experience with dating a man who is separated, but not divorced.
I get so many emails asking me about whether to date someone who is separated, recently divorced, or even fresh out of a breakup that I wanted to tackle this tricky subject.
What hurts me most is that after all that I'm willing to tolerate (him being still married and not really wanting to get divorced because of insurance issues and his 4 (!
What you have to keep in mind is that separated is still married until the divorce is finalised and that means that there’s likely to be emotional as well as legal ties.
It would be handy if we could avoid the vulnerability that comes with doing the due diligence and taking appropriate action where needed.
The cynical/realist in me knows that usually these relationships end up in heartbreak, but then again, over 50% of all marriages end in divorce, so some separated men do end up getting divorced.
My guy is having the usual financial issues involved in a divorce..has kids to support and an unemployed wife and he is a very responsible guy and won't leave anyone stranded, but at the same time, the realist in me doesn't see the divorce happenening due to his obligations. Has anyone dated a separated man who did end up filing for and attaining his divorce and now you are happily together? Which is why most folks give separated or newly divorced folks a wide many Luck.