If you are a foreign citizen in the country, you will also need to consider immigration issues in the event of a separation.
If you’re separated but not divorced, dating is a tricky subject.
On one hand, it’s natural to want to find companionship and move on from your marriage.
This may prompt the judge to grant the ex-husband child custody.
You might not want to talk to your ex about your current dating plans, but if you’re not divorced yet it’s the most honest thing to do. Factor in a little pamper time or even a weekend break here and there to give yourself time to heal. If you’re still hoping to get back together with your partner, or still dealing with a lot of sadness and bitterness surrounding the separation, you’re not ready yet. It’s a huge step, and it’s only natural to feel some hesitation.
Before you can move on to a new relationship, you need to let go of the old one. Just let it run its natural course and do plenty to nurture yourself as you move forward. On the other hand, if you’re finding reasons to let things drag on, it could be that you’re finding excuses to hold back. If you’re on the rebound, you’re more likely to make bad decisions or get into relationships for all the wrong reasons.
So if the person you married doesn’t seem anything like the person you fell in love with or you are victim of domestic violence, help is available, even if you are a foreign national.
Read our Marriage Issues page for more information.