First, should one consider dating separated persons or is it an experience fraught with danger? Second,if one meets a divorced person how long does it take for them to get over their failed marriage and be open to a new relationship?For background, here in Louisiana, a person must be seperated for 6 months before the law will grant a divorce while 1 year if there are minor children.
They have given many examples of relationships that began quickly after a separation/break-up, so I am beginning to wonder if I am selling myself short – being too rigid.
As a dating coach/expert, what do you think of the idea of dating someone who is still in the process of divorce?
Comment: Given that I am approaching middle age, I have noticed more and more women, in my dating pool, are divorced or separated.
In the past, I would never date women who were separated nor women who were recently divorced-i.e. However, I am rethinking my approach and would like comments from the readers of this blog and their experiences.
Read this email I received from a reader who is having problems in online dating because he is separated–not officially divorced.
My divorce is amicable and I maintain a good relationship with my ex.
It’s what feels right for me and I feel ready for it.
I wouldn’t fear being exclusive with the right person.
Dear Sara, We all make judgments based on our own experience.