There's nothing wrong with falling in love with a divorcee, but getting involved with a divorced man isn't the same thing as dating a "separated" man.
Being separated can mean a host of things: he’s in the process of getting divorced; he and his wife are seeing other people; he and his wife don’t live together; or they’re just staying together for the kids.
“A woman of substance and self-respect would not enter into this type of relationship.
A man knows that a quality woman wouldn’t get involved in such a flawed relationship, either,” says Ruskin.
READ: 4 Signs a Man Is — or Isn't — Ready For Marriage If you were led to believe that he was single when you both met, that should be a deal-breaker.
But no matter how you may justify dating a man who is "separated," the bottom line is that he's still married.
READ: 10 Good Reasons You Should Wait Until Your 30s to Wed Experts agree that regardless of the situation, you shouldn't get involved with a married man until the divorce is finalized — and here are five reasons why: “If his dating you is a secret to his wife, friends, families and even his acquaintances, then he is not in the phase of separation that is ready to date,” says licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Not to mention, having to hide the relationship is exhausting and damaging to one’s self-esteem.
When you fall in love with a married man, you may convince yourself that it’ll all work out, but it rarely ever will.
If he lied to you, assume he will continue to lie, says relationship coach Donna Barnes.
“People who can lie easily will ultimately end up hurting you.