I was gushing about the new man in my life, and Charles was adjusting admirably to the news. That's the deal for a man in a polyamorous, open marriage who dates multiple partners.
It came as no surprise to me, either, that I met The One while I was involved with Charles.
You’ll be able to celebrate the new adventure that lies before you.
As long as you have the legal go-ahead, don't rush back into dating, and are honest when you do meet someone, chances are your feelings will become increasingly more stable and positive.
Then you'll know that it's a time where huge changes meet hope and excitement for the future.
To help separated singles find balance between what was and what will be, we’ve tracked down the best expert advice on the topic. Dating after divorce isn't always easy, but at least you have a clear, legal mandate to get back in the dating pool.
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.
Some mornings you’ll wake up and the whole world will feel full of possibility: there are so many great people to meet and fabulous places for new love to lead you.
Acknowledging this inevitability means my boyfriend and I can deal with it from within our relationship instead of pretending we'll only ever have eyes (and maybe hands and lips and everything else) for each other.