Dating when separated to someone that is separated
A person who remains married for financial reasons, but is separated and dating, refuses to take responsibility for his own actions.
If money is enough reason to stay married, then he should truly be married.
A person who remains married for religious reasons, but is separated and dating, refuses to face her own conscience. Typically, neither do her friends; they know the score.
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Admittedly, not all people who date look for long-term partners, but even if their intention is for short-term companionship, the process is similar. As long as one is married to one person, she should in no way seek significant relationship with any other person.
Having lunch with a friend once per proverbial blue moon is not seen as dating because the goal is casual friendship, not a more connected relationship. Attempting to justify it by saying “I’m separated” belies reality. If one wishes to find another significant relationship, why has he not legally ended his marriage?
Dating is the process of sifting through possibilities to find a suitable significant other.
If it is not, then he should stop the parasitic behavior and stand on his own two feet.
A person who remains married for the children’s sake, but is separated and dating, refuses to be what a parent should be. A parent who thinks she gives her children comfort by not pursuing divorce breaks their hearts if she dates.
Because she has not divorced, they hope she and Dad may get back together, but that hope becomes confused when she dates someone else.
(Of course, this applies to both parents.) Separation implies their parents could reconcile.
By leaving his wife in California when they were already having difficulty, Dinesh initiated a process that promised a bad end.