Rules for dating a separated man
Emotional separation means you have separated from the thoughts, feelings, and actions that would identify you as part of a specific couple.
If a man is separated from his wife with intentions to divorce, and is in a serious love relationship with you, the best you can hope for is he is both physically and emotionally separated.
All you can do is trust your gut and don’t second guess yourself every step of the way.
Just because your lover is separated from his wife does not mean he is not ‘bound’ to her in some way.
Because of these contradictions, you have to do a reality check and assess whether a) he’s invested in you as a long-term partner, or b) whether you’re his transitional woman as he segues into single life.
Like knowing when to sleep with a guy, this is about intuition, not hard and fast rules.
Therefore, you seem to think all men should feel the same way. But you are correct in proceeding with a sense of caution. Not because he listed himself as divorced but is really separated. He gave a lot to her during their time together, but, when it got right down to it, he really needed to sow his oats for awhile.
Seriously, if you are in love with a ‘separated’ man, it’s important to be able to differentiate between a ‘physical separation’ and an ’emotional separation.’ You also need to know the difference between ‘leaving’ a wife and ‘separating’ from her.
A physical separation is obviously leaving a spouse by moving into a separate living space.
As a dating coach/expert, what do you think of the idea of dating someone who is still in the process of divorce?
Do you advise your clients to take the date or run as quick as possible?