After speaking at the Christian event that evening and receiving a standing ovation, he spent the night in the same Comfort Inn room with Denise.

When confronted later, he claimed nothing happened. 4 told me his marriage was ‘over,’ said he ‘is sure Denise is the one for me,’ and said he had ‘done nothing wrong.’”SEE ALSO: The Unfaithful Spouse: Should I Divorce or Try to Reconcile? It does not solve problems.” When a couple struggles, stress inevitably ensues.

Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.

However, things reported about Dinesh’s circumstances apply to the discussion below.

Therefore, I refer to them only to address principles about separation, dating, and morality.

Otherwise, the one promoting the separation should admit to self and spouse that the ultimate goal is divorce.

People tend to deal better with a harsh truth than a supposedly sympathetic lie.

A person who remains married for financial reasons, but is separated and dating, refuses to take responsibility for his own actions.

If money is enough reason to stay married, then he should truly be married.

While attaining that time out sounds like a good idea, typically it is not. Because once they experience the relief, it is difficult to go back into the unpleasant task of figuring out how to solve the problems.

Our experience with helping couples indicates that separation facilitates divorce, but seldom facilitates reconciliation.

Dating May Lead to Love I do not know when Dinesh met Denise, or how their relationship developed.

Though I do not know their details, I know the process. Maybe they worked together, had mutual friends, or went to the same church.

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