When can you start dating after separation

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My friends are still (months later) telling me that I need to watch out and that I cannot possibly be the one for him since we met right out of the gate.

The thing is this: We are both in our early 30’s…I have never been married, he was married for 5 years, together for 10.

I had yet to get my bearings, had not even begun to heal, and was certainly more than a little shell-shocked.

At the time, even though I didn't know it, a finalized divorce was still more than a year out.

Every marriage is different, every separation is different and every divorce is different.

How soon is too soon to start dating again depends on several factors, including your emotional state, your ex-spouse's emotional state and your legal situation.

Coming out of a long relationship is traumatic, no matter how amicably it ends. If you try to date too early, the people you see will keep reminding you of you ex, which doesn’t do them – or you – any favours.

You should be at a stage where you’re happy to be alone.

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I dated a few nice people, but for sure my heart was not in it.

I have been with my BF for awhile now, but I have caught a lot of slack for it because of when we met.

Yes, I am the first person that he went out with after he became separated from the XW.

Dating while separated can be just what you need or the last thing you need.

You don't want to make your ex angry before the divorce is final, unless you're willing to deal with a protracted battle and a potentially expensive settlement, instead of an amicable no-fault divorce.

Deciding Whether to Date Going Out Exposing Children to Dates Community Q&A Separation is that difficult in-between place many find themselves in when their relationship isn't going smoothly.

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