Take up a new hobby, invite friends around, throw yourself into your career: the main thing is to work on being strong and happy by yourself, rather than trying to get that from someone new. Only date someone if things really are over with your ex You might have begun the process of cutting financial and domestic ties with your partner but as clinical therapist Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW advises, you’re not ready to date someone new until you’ve cut the emotional ties too.
That’s why my dating advice is loud and clear – don’t start dating a separated man.
Then you'll know that it's a time where huge changes meet hope and excitement for the future.
If you lie at the start - saying you’re single or divorced rather than separated - it might turn into a much bigger deal when your new partner finally realizes the truth.
Far better to be upfront about your relationship status and your relationship intentions, and let this new person fall for the real you. Allow yourself to feel your feelings – whatever they are Jackie Pilossoph describes the process of divorce as ‘’a roller coaster of highs and lows’’ and dating while separated is no exception.
If you both keep each other in the loop, not only does it demonstrate your respect for each other, it allows you to ''see other people without putting your financial and parenting agreements at risk.'' 3.