Rules dating while married
On the other hand, you’re still legally married and some ties are still there.
Some relationship experts will speak against dating during separation, but not divorced.
But eventually, I realized this dynamic wouldn't change.
One of us would always act out if cheating was against the rules. What if we both admitted that, yes, we were sometimes tempted, and that sometimes we acted on that temptation?
The arguments started up again during my first pregnancy.
I was pretty sure Dave was sleeping with someone else while I was stuck at home.
Meanwhile, I was huge, hormonal, and knew my husband was cheating on me.
When I told him how I felt, he broke off his side situation.
It's an attitude people think of as very French — the idea that you can have an affair a healthy marriage. We yelled about cheating — he'd do it, I'd do it, we'd be furious with each other.
And then, without drawing up any official rules, we embarked on our anything-but-traditional relationship.
We got married seven years ago and now have two sons, ages 4 and nearly 2.
It’s difficult, but if you’re both sure reconciliation isn’t possible, it’s the only logical step.
Then, you can start dating while legally separated. If you’re on the rebound, you’re more likely to make bad decisions or get into relationships for all the wrong reasons.
Before you consider getting back into the dating game, you’ll need some real honest talks with your ex. If your ex is hoping for a reconciliation, they’re not going to love the idea of you seeing someone new and dating while separated. You need some time and space to fall in love with yourself again first and foremost.