Legal separation and dating
Because she has not divorced, they hope she and Dad may get back together, but that hope becomes confused when she dates someone else.(Of course, this applies to both parents.) Separation implies their parents could reconcile.If either parent has no intention of ever reconciling, separation creates a mean tease.Either reconcile or bring finality so that they can accept and adjust.When Dinesh became president of The King’s College in 2010, he moved to New York but left his wife in California.Statements from The King’s College board chair Andy Mills indicate Dinesh’s marriage was in trouble in 2010.A person who remains married for religious reasons, but is separated and dating, refuses to face her own conscience. Typically, neither do her friends; they know the score.
However, the goal for those separations is not necessarily to save the marriage; it is to save the person.
Admittedly, not all people who date look for long-term partners, but even if their intention is for short-term companionship, the process is similar. As long as one is married to one person, she should in no way seek significant relationship with any other person.
Having lunch with a friend once per proverbial blue moon is not seen as dating because the goal is casual friendship, not a more connected relationship. Attempting to justify it by saying “I’m separated” belies reality. If one wishes to find another significant relationship, why has he not legally ended his marriage?
After twenty years of marriage, Dinesh filed for divorce October 4 of this year.
However, according to World Magazine, on September 28, the week before he filed, he traveled with Denise Joseph to an event where he introduced her to some people as his fiancée.