Dating men who are separated
Dating separated men brings its own questions, ranging from rebound relationships to whether they really are done with their previous relationships.
Navigate this sensitive issue with care to protect your heart without missing out on a great guy.
Separated can mean a lot of different things, depending upon the individual and the divorce laws in your state.
In some cases, it might mean “married and looking”; in others, it’s a sign of a long, difficult and drawn-out divorce.
Secrecy If the separated man is concerned that a new relationship might inflame the other partner’s decision, he may choose to keep that new relationship quiet.
Many people considering divorce are in the throes of conflict and don’t want another source of trouble adding to what is already a difficult situation.
A newly separated partner is often searching for validation and support and cannot see beyond those needs.Unfortunately, you also might end up the rebound, dumped after a short relationship as he sows his wild oats.This is one of the most common dilemmas my patients have brought to me over the past four decades.The heartache that arises if and when those clandestine relationships are discovered never harbors a good outcome.A partner who may have understood a one-night stand that is immediately confessed is less likely to feel as humiliated as one who finds out much later or when a relationship is more established.