Tips dating someone going through divorce
Having children will usually also necessitate contact with the other parent to some degree and this can be difficult when a new relationship is developing.
Every situation will be unique and as with the development of any new relationship, you need to be honest with yourself and your match as to whether the relationship is something you want.
If you’re ready to move on and you decide to say yes to a date, be honest with your potential partner from the very start. You don’t have to tell them every detail of your marriage breakdown, but do let them know that the divorce is in process (if it’s not, you might want to rethink dating until it is), and be clear that reconciliation with your ex is not something you want.
Dating while separated is possible, but only if you’re 100% honest with yourself and your potential partner. Let yourself heal and get used to your own company before seeking out a new relationship. If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Moshe Ratson is the Executive Director of spiral2grow Marriage & Family Therapy, a coaching and therapy clinic in New York City.
He received his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College and has been working in therapy for over 10 years.
On one hand, it’s natural to want to find companionship and move on from your marriage.
Dating while separated, but not divorced is a tricky subject.
If you want to move on and date again, you need to be ready to finalize the end of your marriage.