Dating during a legal separation
And with the prevalence of cheating, a lot of times one partner has already begun a new relationship and the other partner is now seeking to get 'mine.' Once it's been decided by one, or both, partners to end the relationship, most typically both of partners start seeking a new relationship. If you really care about your new love interest then you'll apply more reason than emotion to your decision about dating while separated.
Being separated and not dating is one of the hardest temptations to resist. You'll also make your decision about more than just what you want.
North Carolina law still permits an action for “alienation of affection” against a third party whom the plaintiff feels is responsible for ending the marriage.
Yet for your own good – not to mention that of your children and/or the legal matters ahead of you – the priority is not to fall but to step into the next phases of your life, including matters of the heart.
Put another way, sometimes anyone who pays attention to you at this stage of the game will look perfect, but you may well trade one passive-aggressive or untrustworthy character for another with traits you’ve yet to discover.
These feelings are completely normal, but what one does can either enhance or complicate the path in the weeks that follow.
Keep these four tips in mind when dating during separation: 1. There’s a strong temptation to jump into the dating pool after being jilted by a spouse who may already have a significant other, or because suddenly when you announce that you’re no longer attached, others in that same category flock to you due to the needs I listed above.