Dating a woman who is separated
For starters, we’re legally married in two countries (France and the U.S.), which makes for some long, drawn-out paperwork.( still married; just saying…) Now before anyone accuses me of picking on men, let me hasten to say that separated women can be just as “challenging” to date as separated men.In fact, I pity any man who dated me when I was separated; I was messed up, and didn’t even know it!Therefore, I refer to them only to address principles about separation, dating, and morality.When Dinesh became president of The King’s College in 2010, he moved to New York but left his wife in California.
Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.My problem is that because I am only separated and not divorced I fall into that stigma by women that I am only on the rebound, and they are not willing to give me the chance to start any type of a relationship.Believe me, I can tell you innumerable stories of women who dated married, separated, and recently divorced men who were either legally or emotionally unavailable.It is a process that requires time, self-awareness and hard work.
And there’s a strong chance your separated man has a long way to go.We went to counseling for many months prior to the separation and it didn’t work.