Dating during marriage
Every time someone chooses you, it affirms your relationship – even more so if they have a choice to be with someone else.If your partner is flirting with someone else but comes home with you, they do so in freedom.
Have friends, hobbies and places separate from your relationship and don’t expect one person to be lover, friend, parent, child carer, cheerleader and counselor.
Having an open relationship has never been my goal, but I'm not going to bury my head in romantic sand.
The truth is that staying monogamous is a challenge.
If you’re ready to move on and you decide to say yes to a date, be honest with your potential partner from the very start. You don’t have to tell them every detail of your marriage breakdown, but do let them know that the divorce is in process (if it’s not you might want to rethink dating until it is), and be clear that reconciliation with your ex is not something you want.
Dating while separated is possible, but only if you’re 100% honest with yourself and your potential partner. Let yourself heal and get used to your own company before seeking out a new relationship.
While it’s true that you do need to be extra mindful of your needs and motivations, dating while separated isn’t impossible.