In fact, separation is not always a prelude to divorce.
When most couples separate, they are still in the process of deciding whether they want to try to salvage their marriage, or if it is beyond repair.
Avoid heated arguments or discussions It is often noticed that a prolonged discussion could result in a feud, because it is the ego that breeds a discussion.
So, try not to bring your egos into play in order to avoid heated arguments.
After several years of counseling the separated, I am more convinced than ever that Britton Wood is right. But most of those who are dating will never be reconciled. Dating is a prelude to remarriage, not therapy for reconciliation. You are extremely vulnerable during these days of separation.
” I first read that statement in Britton Wood’s book, . Wood has worked with singles and separated persons longer than anyone in his denomination. I know that dating while separated is accepted, even encouraged, in our society. You need people who care and help bear the load, but the dating context is not the best place to find such help.
Assignments are given to encourage growth both as individuals and as a couple.
The ultimate value comes not in reading but in applying truth.
We often hear that half of the marriages in the US end up in divorce.
“If you are not free to marry, you are not free to date!
When you start dating someone else while you are separated, you make reconciliation more difficult. Unfortunately there are those of the opposite sex who would like to take advantage of your vulnerability.
I know this is difficult to accept, but I believe the present trend of open dating immediately after separation must be deterred.
Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.