Clearly there is no one-size-fits-all advice, and many would question the wisdom of divorce lawyers dispensing dating tips, but as it is something we are often asked about, we thought a few general pointers might help. For those who feel ready, dating while going through divorce can help you cope with loneliness, a need for comfort, and low self-esteem. However, as separation can be a very sensitive time, discretion is often a good idea. There is little to be gained from announcing to the world that you are dating while matters are not yet settled. You need to be aware that a new relationship can give your spouse a ground for divorce which might not have otherwise been available. It is an unfortunate truth that in this technological age, suspicious or jealous spouses or other family members can and do hack, bug and snoop into computers, phones and emails, looking for evidence of a new relationship.
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We may be compensated if you make a purchase via a link on this site. You may think that you are free to start a new relationship once the decision is made to separate or divorce. But it is wise to hold off on the dating scene until after your divorce is finalized for a number of strategic, legal, and emotional reasons. Strategic reasons not to date before divorce Emotions are raw during a divorce.
Written by Vena Ramphal "I promise to keep an open mind and an adventurous spirit. I made this promise to myself on the 11th March just fourteen days after I had moved out of my marital home. My dating journey over the next year was vibrant, joyful, tearful, amazing. The promise I made to myself became my core principle for dating, as it did for all aspects of my life. And I needed it.
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