Can I Date During My Divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you may be feeling a bit lonely. The end of a marriage and, essentially, the loss of your partner is a lot to cope with and you may be eager to reenter the dating world to find love again. However, although your relationship with your spouse is nearly over, dating before it is finalized may impact you in a number of negative ways.

Why You Should Wait

Everyone wants to feel desired and special, but dating can cost you if you do it too soon. When your spouse becomes aware of your new relationship, it may even call into question your fidelity during the marriage, which can further sour your relationship, making it difficult to settle your case. No one wants a long, drawn-out divorce, so try to focus on finishing this chapter in your life first before moving on.

Here are some other reasons why you should wait until after your divorce is finalized before you date:

  • If you have children, dating so soon may create some tension in your family. They are likely having a difficult time coping with the changes in their lives brought on by your divorce and will need you to be more available to help them through it. Dating now will lessen your ability to be more present for them.
  • You might not realize it, but you will also need some time to cope and heal from this process. Even if you were the one who initiated the divorce, the end of a marriage is not easy to instantly bounce back from. Take some time for yourself, examine or your life, and reevaluate what you want out of a partner, so you can pursue better relationships in the future. The last thing you want is to repeat any of the mistakes you made during your marriage.

You may crave companionship during your divorce, but the best choice you can make for yourself right now is to hold off on dating until after it is finalized.

Speak to One of Our Knowledgeable Divorce Attorneys About Your Case Today!

If you are getting a divorce, we understand how difficult and lonely the process can be. However, now is the time to focus on closing this chapter, so reach out to the experienced legal team at Fait & DiLima, LLP for the knowledgeable legal guidance you need. Our family law team is committed to helping clients navigate this emotionally charged and complex process.

Reach out to our law office today at (301) 251-0100 to request a consultation with a compassionate member of our team.



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