Start Dating someone who is separated but not divorced

Dating someone who is separated but not divorced

EDITOR'S NOTE: He Said-She Said is a biweekly advice column for singles featuring a question from a reader with responses from a male and female point of view.

We all need time to heal and don't want to plunge blindly into the rebound relationship. But extreme discomfort, acting out, and outright interference may signal issues just beneath the surface. We would be wise to observe their reactions, heed their reasoned warnings, and consider their hesitation. If you each have children at different stages -- for example, your kids are in elementary school and his are in college -- anticipate some potential problems if you're hoping for a long-term relationship.

I’ve read several passages in the Bible where our Lord Jesus Christ condemns marrying a divorcee.

HE SAID: I have asked myself the same question over the years as I pursuing relationships with women who have been divorced; however you have already started down that road and face an even more difficult one.

-- I would be remiss if I didn't also share some cautions to keep in mind.