Dating my ex wife after divorce
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.
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.
Any person who has frequent contact with your children can become part of a custody investigation.
If your boyfriend has past issues of domestic violence or charges of sexual misconduct (proven or not), it will have repercussions in your divorce.
Not only will both you and your husband's conduct be scrutinized during a custody case, but also so will be the conduct of your boyfriend.
In states that recognize fault in a divorce case, dating during divorce can be viewed as adultery.
A new relationship at this time is not going to be based on the real you.
Imagine how differently you will act when you are not under extreme stress and when your life is more stable.
This will put your boyfriend smack-dab in the middle of your divorce, which is a quick way to put a damper on your new relationship.
You need to be especially careful if you have children from your marriage.