Many people have no desire to jump back into the dating pool while they are going through a divorce.
If the divorce was not mutual, they are most likely mourning the loss of their marriage, not out looking for love.
And don’t think your spouse won’t find out about your new relationship – the rise of social media makes it easy for anybody to uncover information on their spouse.
Some of the reasons you may want to reconsider dating while the divorce is ongoing include: Increased animosity.
Dating before the divorce is final can increase animosity between the spouses.
Despite the fact that the marriage has ended – even if both parties agreed that divorce is the best option – jealousy often flares up when one spouse finds out that their soon-to-be ex is in a new relationship.
If the wife begins dating shortly after the paperwork has been filed, the husband may feel that his wife moved on so quickly because the marriage meant nothing to her or, worse yet, that the wife was unfaithful during the marriage.
Although adultery has no bearing on the outcome of the divorce, these feelings of jealousy can cause the slighted party to bear down in negotiations as a means of retaliation for these perceived slights. Lengthier and more expensive proceedings as every detail is fought over. Time-sharing plans are decided based upon what is in the child’s best interests.