Why dating a married man is a bad idea

Those are excuses - cheating is never right, and a decent person just wouldn't be part of it.

A man knows that a quality woman wouldn’t get involved in such a flawed relationship, either,” says Ruskin.

If anything, you’re helping him prolong his current marriage situation as you’ve now become a safety net.

Men who find out will think you’re an easy target for unwanted attention.

In fact you may be just the latest in a long line of ego boosts that he obviously needs. If you are (un)lucky enough to have him eventually leave his wife you would always wonder…

Being separated can mean a host of things: he’s in the process of getting divorced; he and his wife are seeing other people; he and his wife don’t live together; or they’re just staying together for the kids.

But no matter how you may justify dating a man who is "separated," the bottom line is that he's still married.

And you’ll definitely never see him on birthdays and Christmas. You will tire of hearing ‘if only I’d met you 10 years ago.’ 9.

You find yourself going out less and less with friends, in case he can spare an hour to see you. Forget planning a nice romantic weekend away, there will always be some reason why it doesn’t happen. The awful cocktail of emotions when (not if) someone finds out about your affair – fear they’ll tell his wife, shame and, weirdly, some small relief.

Experts agree that regardless of the situation, you shouldn't get involved with a married man until the divorce is finalized — and here are five reasons why: “If his dating you is a secret to his wife, friends, families and even his acquaintances, then he is not in the phase of separation that is ready to date,” says licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Not to mention, having to hide the relationship is exhausting and damaging to one’s self-esteem.

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