Dating a man separated from wife
However, something eventually changed and I realized I actually want to find “The One.” I went looking for him in a man who’d recently separated from his wife and while the relationship ultimately wasn’t meant to be, it did teach me a lot about marriage.
Even when a marriage doesn’t work out, it’s a deep bond that takes time to get over.
It’s never just a matter of not seeing eye-to-eye, irreconcilable differences, or going down different paths.
It was at one time a sacred oath taken by two people, a rite of passage truly meant to last for life.
When you have a partner, you’re not just in a relationship.
You build a life together that can’t be duplicated with anybody else.
If you do have a mindful way of dealing with life’s difficulties, it won’t make any difference whether you’re single or married, either. No self-help author, counselor, or any other expert has all the answers for everyone.
Your reasons for being married need to be better than meeting others’ expectations.
Life will present you with ups and downs, and that’s no different whether you’re single or married.
The challenges themselves aren’t an indication whether or not a marriage is successful. If you don’t have a mindful way of dealing with life’s difficulties, it won’t make any difference whether you’re single or married.
But for couples who do not live together, separation can also mean spending less or no time together for an agreed upon time.
There was a time when I didn’t “get” marriage, and the fact that divorce rates continue to increase while the number of people tying the knot decreases didn’t exactly soothe my fears.