My intuition is telling me to walk away from my current romantic situation but there are other factors involved and I don’t want to make a mistake.I met an old flame again in June and he asked me out on a date.But, women of the ’60s being as they are, she needed “more space,” a euphemism for body parts unknown, so she took off and left me as a single father of a teenaged daughter.Life gets real tough with that kind of unrelenting responsibility.I left college as a dope-smoking, FM radio listening, liberal Democrat. But no matter what many of you think of people of my generation, I pretty much did it right.After a period of youthful adventure and excess, I got married, settled down, raised a kid, and made payments; every American’s duty. Though I was no angel and lived on the road a lot, I always came home and her cut always came off the top.I could go on for days with marriage and divorce statistics, but I’d probably be repeating a lot of information that you have already heard a thousand times like “50% of all marriages end in divorce.” What that popular statistic should emphasize is the word “all” since there are some differences in the likelihood of a marriage’s success rate based on whether it is a first, second or even third marriage.Note: first marriages have the greatest success rate.
My counselor is even the one to want me to start getting involved in dating.
It can be a loose term thrown around when someone decides to take a break from marital responsibilities and challenges, but not the fringe benefits (aka sex); it can be interim break taken by two people who agree they aren’t the best fit for one another, or it can be a period of time when a couple commits to working on their issues while taking time apart.
Dating a separated man can be a tough situation at best, and it can be a plain old predicament if you add children into the mix.
Nonetheless, the truth is that the older you are when you are single and dating, the more likely it will be that you will date a man who is either divorced or separated.
As many of us know, both situations can bring a unique set of challenges.
Even if a couple is convinced that a marriage is over, some states such as North Carolina and New York require a one-year legal and physical separation before a divorce is granted.