Any advice would be wonderful- thanks in advance for your response!Dear Sara, We all make judgments based on our own experience.
Since I counsel men and women before, during and after a relationship or marriage, including through a divorce, I frequently see people dating when separated.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.Also, it seems that about 40% of the men who state they are divorced are actually still going through the process. That stated, I have come up to some heavy objection from both family and friends – hence I’m here.They have given many examples of relationships that began quickly after a separation/break-up, so I am beginning to wonder if I am selling myself short – being too rigid.