Dating a man who is separated but not divorced
This is one of the most common dilemmas my patients have brought to me over the past four decades.
They are not legally separated either, but I guess they are still separated because they are both in other relationships and do not live as husband and wife.
I’m kind of stumped as I am really ready for a committed relationship and don’t want to be with someone who really isn’t available.
I finally wrote him back that I’m always open to widening my circle of friends, and we can talk if would like and gave him my number. But for the future, I’m really not sure about dating men who aren’t yet divorced and appreciate your advice.
Also, it seems that about 40% of the men who state they are divorced are actually still going through the process. That stated, I have come up to some heavy objection from both family and friends – hence I’m here.
They have given many examples of relationships that began quickly after a separation/break-up, so I am beginning to wonder if I am selling myself short – being too rigid.
Time Elapsed A new separation is clearly more undefined.