Dating a newly separated man
Dating May Lead to Love I do not know when Dinesh met Denise, or how their relationship developed.
Though I do not know their details, I know the process. Maybe they worked together, had mutual friends, or went to the same church.
By leaving his wife in California when they were already having difficulty, Dinesh initiated a process that promised a bad end.
Perhaps one or both of them thought it wise, maybe that being away from each other might help. The old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is more accurately stated “absence makes the heart grow fonder for someone else.” If a couple truly wishes to try to salvage their marriage, they should commit to living in the same home and finding the help they need to work out their problems.
However, things reported about Dinesh’s circumstances apply to the discussion below.
Therefore, I refer to them only to address principles about separation, dating, and morality.
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.
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.Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.Lillian Kwon’s Christian Post article begins “Dinesh D' Souza, president of The King's College and co-producer of ‘2016: Obama's America,’ is facing scrutiny for his relationship with a woman whom he has introduced to some as his fiancée.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?