Until each person can move past the hurt and anger, they simply aren't ready to start a new relationship with a clean slate.
If delaying the start of a new relationship can help a couple to work out the terms of their divorce without having to appear before a judge, it is worthwhile to hold off until an agreement can be signed.
Going to court is stressful and expensive, and should be a last resort for divorcing couples.
Today’s article is in response to a question from a reader (via Ask Melissa!
) who’s concerned that her boyfriend still keeps his wedding band, among other items from his previous relationship.
The question, "Can I date while going through a divorce? Whether you decide to do so will depend on your personal situation, but it may not be the best decision to get involved with a new person until after your divorce is finalized.
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