I know this is difficult to accept, but I believe the present trend of open dating immediately after separation must be deterred.
Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.
A floppy relationship triangle exists when the man in question is at the apex of that triangle and the two women are represented by the other two points.
Each woman is connected to the man but they are not usually connected to each other. The gamut can run from two women who have known one another in the past, even possibly friends, to total strangers who are now connected to each other only by being attached in some way to the same man.
It’s normal to feel lonely and vulnerable after a divorce, but that isn’t a reason to rush into a new relationship. If you’re just looking for someone to fill the gap left by your ex, you won’t make the best choices for yourself.
Triangles are stable when all three legs are connected.
What that means in a three-way relationship is that each day is securely connected.
On the other hand, you’re still legally married and some ties are still there.
Some relationship experts counsel never dating while separated but not divorced.
This is one of the most common dilemmas my patients have brought to me over the past four decades.