Dating a man who is separated from his wife descreet married dating
The Holidays have come back around and now she managed to get herself invited to our 1st Thanksgiving gathering here at home.
For again the sake of the youngest daughter I feel obligated to say sure.
So it all really depends on his situation and emotional state.
Stay cynical until he is really divorced, but separated men are not always bad men. If you're just dating and not looking for any commitment any time in the near future, then fine. She understood where I was emotionally regarding my previous marriage, and the I was sufficiently over that relationship to date her. This is a long way of saying it can work, and you should evaluate the guy based on his circumstances. I would have been more wary if he'd been separated less than a year or so.
This was in MD I'm divorced and dated while separated.
While my ex wasn't an issue, I was too new back on the dating scene and did not have my wits about me.
It definitely can work out -- it really all depends on the situation. The questions you should also be asking is whether he is emotionally ready to move on. Or someone who never learned lessons from his marriage. I'm the PP who got involved with someone separated. As a guy who went through this, I had put a lot of effort into personal counseling and couples counseling during the brief marriage.
I would say that you need to make sure that he really is separated (and his wife knows it…lol). "You seem great but your life is in flux, I get that. When you're in a more stable place, if you want to give it a try again, you have my number." If he's just in it for the sex he'll vanish when you take it off the table this way (and rightly so). I knew what I wanted, and my ex was unwilling to work on her issues.
Know that there is a bit of risk involved -- but isn't there always. After it reached the point where I gave her an ultimatum and we agreed to divorce, she moved out and away.