Floppy relationship triangles are essentially unstable and the outcomes are not only unpredictable, but often dire.
There are many factors that can affect these triangulated relationships, and how they are combined can affect the outcome in different ways.
So he stayed ‘married’ to me until I [could support myself]….
That’s a long time to be legally married to someone that has clearly moved on (he moved in with his girlfriend after about a year).
And with the prevalence of cheating, a lot of times one partner has already begun a new relationship and the other partner is now seeking to get 'mine.' Once it's been decided by one, or both, partners to end the relationship, most typically both of partners start seeking a new relationship. If you really care about your new love interest then you'll apply more reason than emotion to your decision about dating while separated.
Being separated and not dating is one of the hardest temptations to resist. You'll also make your decision about more than just what you want.
With people marrying less and divorcing more, it's no wonder that the opportunity, and challenge, of dating while separated has become pretty commonplace.However, things reported about Dinesh’s circumstances apply to the discussion below.