Parents dating during divorce
While it feels good to be needed and wanted, it's unlikely that you're emotionally ready to deal with a new relationship.
You will still have to deal with all the issues that caused the breakup of your marriage and make peace with the fact that it's really over.
You need time to discover that you can make it on your own without a man to support you emotionally or financially. When you are going through a divorce, you're usually not in a mental state to make permanent choices.
Studies have shown that the first relationship that a person enters into after a divorce has little chance of long-term survival and will rarely end in marriage.
It can also have a big impact on whether or not you will receive alimony and how much you receive.
This can even apply to temporary support order, because once again, you are sharing the expenses with someone else.
Even if you have been separated from your husband for a while, dating during your divorce can be used to help prove marital misconduct during your marriage.
Not only will both you and your husband's conduct be scrutinized during a custody case, but also so will be the conduct of your boyfriend.
If he has a shady background, it will be used against you.
Believe me, he will likely react to the fact that you are dating by making your life hell during the divorce process.
He may seek revenge to compensate for the anger, hurt, and embarrassment that he feels you have caused him.