Emotional reasons not to date during divorce When you are separated or going through a divorce, the attention that a boyfriend shows you can feel like a breath of fresh air and boost your self-esteem.
While he may serve as a distraction and help you avoid some of the pain of your divorce, you will eventually need to face those emotions.
Strategic reasons not to date before divorce Emotions are raw during a divorce.
When you start seeing someone else, it is like rubbing salt into your husband's wounds.
He may seek revenge to compensate for the anger, hurt, and embarrassment that he feels you have caused him.It would be a shame to forfeit your future support on a relationship that may not last.The bottom line is that if you date during your divorce, you are giving your husband a big advantage. Wait until after the divorce is finalized before you start to date.You will most likely have ongoing contact with your husband after the divorce because of the children.Dating during divorce can poison the spirit of cooperation and affect your life for a long time after the divorce is final (and possibly after your boyfriend is history).