Your ex may or may not be a part of your life in the future, but he or she should not be a big part of who you in the future. It is also important to reflect on what mistakes you made in your marriage (many times the primary mistake is choice of partner, but this requires you to evaluate yourself also as you were the one who made the choice) and make necessary changes in your attitude, behavior and perceptions before moving back into dating.
Others believe God doesn’t condemn us to be single forever if we, or our former spouse, made mistakes or behaved badly.
Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.
Dating while separated can hold up and complicate the divorce proceedings, can effect custody and visitation decisions, and rarely but possibly, depending on the state, may be grounds for a lawsuit.
Marital misconduct can encompass a wide variety of actions, including adultery and cruelty.
During the proceedings, the fact that a dating spouse is already separated will be noted, but that does not necessarily mean the circumstances of the new relationship will not be considered.