Dating during Divorce: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 2)
Continuing from Dating during Divorce: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 1), below, we highlight some more reasons why you may want to rethink dating during divorce.
While the previous facts we’ve noted about dating during divorce may not resonate with you, this one certainly will – dating during divorce can end up costing you more money to resolve your divorce case. This can be true in that dating during divorce:
- Can embitter an ex, making him or her far less willing to compromise
- Lead to divorce disputes that end up having to be resolved by the courts (when the courts get involved in divorce, the costs and duration of the process can increase substantially).
So, even if you want to “get back” at your ex who cheated by dating during divorce, try to resist this type of vengeance – it will likely end up backfiring, costing you more in the end.
In some cases, dating during divorce can lead to new partners being deposed by your ex’s lawyers (as part of the process, for instance, of gathering info for the divorce case). This can lead to new partners being the target of harsh scrutiny, particularly if a new partner has a history (s)he would rather keep private and not have brought to light in your divorce.
So, if you are truly interested in pursuing a new relationship with someone whom you care for, you may want to seriously consider:
- Not putting that person through some potentially harsh scrutiny as part of your divorce
- Waiting until after your divorce has been finalized to start dating and pursuing new romantic relationships.
Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important reasons to reconsider dating during divorce.