Dating a man separated
When he comes to see me in the evening, he ususally rushes out again soon under some excuses (has to go back to work, has to take his sister from work etc.).
When I told him recently that I doubt if he's actually separated, he seemed to be frankly hurt (not upset).
Many of these losses though, are a result men’s typical, if not default, role within marriage of being the financial provider.
No matter how enlightened we are as a culture, it is still uncommon for men to be the primary caregivers, and women the financial provider.
First of all, there is no proof that he's actually living separated.
I just have his word and that of his sister (which I weight high because we're friends).
As expected, women initiating divorce ultimately identify their spouse as the “true” initiator.On the other hand, he is the cutest guy you can imagine.If you’re separated but not divorced, dating is a tricky subject.The irony is that men, despite their own dissatisfaction are more likely to resist divorce.The majority immediately scramble to salvage their marriages, citing family or finances, prepared to agree to anything to keep their world in tact.
Often this is in reaction to the shock, and not being prepared.