Is dating a separated man adultery

Question: "I am in the process of getting a divorce.

Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?

After several years of counseling the separated, I am more convinced than ever that Britton Wood is right. But most of those who are dating will never be reconciled. Dating is a prelude to remarriage, not therapy for reconciliation. You are extremely vulnerable during these days of separation.

” I first read that statement in Britton Wood’s book, . Wood has worked with singles and separated persons longer than anyone in his denomination. I know that dating while separated is accepted, even encouraged, in our society. You need people who care and help bear the load, but the dating context is not the best place to find such help.

" Answer: The question of dating during the divorce process is difficult to answer for several reasons.

While such a bias is ostensibly unacceptable in the U. legal system, judges are human and biases are natural and even probable in some instances.

Your own emotions are erratic, and it would be easy for you to get infatuated with anyone who treats you with dignity, respect, and warmth.

Have you noticed the number of people who get married the day after they are divorced? If the separation period is a time to seek reconciliation, why spend energy in an activity that leads to divorce and remarriage? We are still married while we are separated, and we ought to so live, whether or not our spouse complies.

Dating might be adultery before a divorce is final -- but it might not be.

The significance of committing adultery also varies from state to state.

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