The party that is dating someone else may, however, have a hard time winning battles over alimony and child custody in court.
However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to dating during separation, depending on the laws of the state, and whether the couple has children.
A number of couples use separation, or controlled separation, as a way to see if the marriage can be saved.
Do not be afraid to consult a marriage counselor and seek help if you are considering a separation.
Especially if you have feelings of guilt, anger, fear, insecurity, rejection and confusion toward your partner within the marriage, consulting an expert is a must.
Because of your marital status and the complications of divorce, dating during separation is tricky, especially if your separation occurred recently.
If you want to date without causing problems for yourself, your dates, or your family, it’s important to follow a few rules.
Sometimes, a revelation like this can help both individuals or even enhance the marriage.
A separation can help couples gain perspective on the marriage and seriously think if the right way forward would be to continue the marriage or call it quits.
It’s okay to say you aren’t ready to get serious, that you need to focus on your divorce or your kids, or that you’re still hurting over the divorce.
When you’re honest, instead of expecting you to give more than you’re able to, your dates can decide to accept your limitations or move on.
Christie Hartman is a psychologist and author of five dating and relationship books.