Even so, the presence of someone new, particularly when paraded in front of the spouse and/or children, can enrage the soon-to-be ex, and also create the suspicion that the relationship began as an “affair” before the separation.
And, the simple answer should always be: “Not until your divorce is final.” But, life is rarely simple.
He may seek revenge to compensate for the anger, hurt, and embarrassment that he feels you have caused him.
Even if your husband has carried on numerous affairs during your marriage, he will not think that you are justified in seeing someone new at this time.
Statements from The King’s College board chair Andy Mills indicate Dinesh’s marriage was in trouble in 2010.
After twenty years of marriage, Dinesh filed for divorce October 4 of this year.
Therefore, the comments that follow address principles, not him directly.
However, things reported about Dinesh’s circumstances apply to the discussion below.
But the Bible clearly addresses marriage and divorce. God made the first man, Adam, but declared that it was not good for Adam to be alone. He blessed them and their union and gave them the earth to rule over.
He then brought to Adam all the animals, which Adam named, but "no companion suitable for him" was found (Genesis , NLT). (See Genesis -28.) The creation of marriage occurred prior to sin's entrance into the world. Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored™ Marriage Intensives help thousands of couples on the brink of divorce through customized, intimate programs that offer professional help at our Branson Retreat Center in Branson, Missouri, or Win Shape Marriage Retreat Center in Rome, Georgia.
If you find that you just can’t wait until your divorce is final to start dating again, this article provides a few “do’s and don’ts” of dating before you are divorced.
Unfortunately, there is more that you shouldn’t do than should, but first let’s clarify what is meant by “dating.” Legally, “dating” means one-on-one social contact with another person.