I'm hoping some other single mums can help me here
I'm newly separated (officially for 3 1/2 months), emotionally the marriage has been over for me for a long time. My ex (if that's what I can call him now lol) and I were together for 11 years, married for 4. I finally came to realise that there was a lot of emotional abuse from him toward me but I never really acknowledged it. I feel so much more free now but he still likes to play his manipulation games with me.
I feel ready to find someone new but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to date before getting divorced. I found out I have to wait a year before I can file for divorce. What if I find someone before then? Am I breaking any laws? He didn't want me to leave and he still wears his wedding ring. I'm done though, I'm not going back. The kids and I deserve better. I'm worried about his reaction to me dating while we are still married. If I know that it is legal for me to do so then I will feel a lot more confident about it.
I'd love to hear from other mums who have been in a similar situation