Can dating a separated man work
While he continued to develop his career skills, he did so at the cost of neglecting skills of domestic life–especially maintaining social-connectedness.
Again, if typical, and his social life diminished, he’ll probably isolate.
Or If you think your life is better with out me, let me show you how bad it actually can be. But how long before you slip back, or on some level are there revenge fantasies? You may have to ask whether “better” is being mistaken for easier.
This can spur someone to spend thousands on legal fees to ensure his ex-wife won’t get hundreds. The advice often given to people who’ve quit drinking when they feel tempted to drink again is, “Walk yourself through it.” Imagine reconciling, and living together again.
In the emotional and domestic realm, men aren’t necessarily granted these, and often have to start from scratch.
Humorously speaking, all of this is nothing short of a perfectly engineered cluster fuck to the male psychology, especially given a man’s need to be self reliant and the typical difficulty a man has reaching out for help, appearing weak.