Dear Dallas Single Mom,
Should I date someone who is separated?
Dear Just Curious,
I don’t believe you should ever date someone who is just separated. A person that does not have a finalized divorce still has a chance of reconciling with their spouse. Also, a person going through a divorce is experiencing a major life change. Typically people going through a major life change via a divorce are experiencing lots of emotions and stresses on finances, emotional well being, dividing up assets, estate planning, managing the well-being of children (if they have any) and trying to define themselves and who they will be after divorce. That’s what makes online dating so beneficial is that you can meet a ton of people who aren’t “just separated” and who are well adjusted in themselves. I had this experience awhile back when I was “just separated.” I had a reality check from the guy I was dating about being committed. He said flat out, “You are still married.” Enjoy your single life and get to know yourself before you start investing in someone that is “unavailable.” Set yourself up for the right kind of time and don’t’ allow someone that is “separated” and “unavailable” take up any of your time. You are worth more than that.