Dating during marital seperation

10-Jul-2015 17:39

Being separated can mean a host of things: he’s in the process of getting divorced; he and his wife are seeing other people; he and his wife don’t live together; or they’re just staying together for the kids.But no matter how you may justify dating a man who is "separated," the bottom line is that he's still married. “If you are not free to marry, you are not free to date!When you start dating someone else while you are separated, you make reconciliation more difficult. Unfortunately there are those of the opposite sex who would like to take advantage of your vulnerability.If you believe in the power of human choice, then you must concede that your estranged spouse may well turn from his or her estrangement and seek reconciliation. The above article comes from the book, Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed, written by Dr Gary Chapman, published by Moody Publishers.This book deals with the question of dating while separated, how to relate to your children during this time, and ways to improve communication.Assignments are given to encourage growth both as individuals and as a couple.The ultimate value comes not in reading but in applying truth.

Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.“People who can lie easily will ultimately end up hurting you.If you begin the relationship with a lie, it will be extremely hard to develop trust later on,” she adds.READ: 4 Signs a Man Is — or Isn't — Ready For Marriage If you were led to believe that he was single when you both met, that should be a deal-breaker.If he lied to you, assume he will continue to lie, says relationship coach Donna Barnes.

Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.

“People who can lie easily will ultimately end up hurting you.

If you begin the relationship with a lie, it will be extremely hard to develop trust later on,” she adds.

READ: 4 Signs a Man Is — or Isn't — Ready For Marriage If you were led to believe that he was single when you both met, that should be a deal-breaker.

If he lied to you, assume he will continue to lie, says relationship coach Donna Barnes.

You’re starting to notice other people when you go out and want someone to spend time with, someone who appreciates your company. While this may sound like a good idea, there are several problems to consider.