Some of them directly pointed out attractive women who were thinner, younger or, in one case, more innocent-acting than me.
Others did not, but I still assumed they were at risk whenever a thinner, younger, more attractive, different woman was around.
If you’re separated but not divorced, dating is a tricky subject.
On one hand, it’s natural to want to find companionship and move on from your marriage.
Despite the doom-mongering from friends and family about dating a married man, I knew I was more open to falling in love than I had ever been.Acknowledging this inevitability means my boyfriend and I can deal with it from within our relationship instead of pretending we'll only ever have eyes (and maybe hands and lips and everything else) for each other. Trust is more than just monogamy Trust is knowing someone will come back, not believing they will never leave.Small children who regularly see their parents going out and returning are more secure than those who aren't used to being left alone.I can't count the number of times I heard "You're wasting your time" or "You'll never meet anyone else." But buoyed by the confidence and happiness that comes from a healthy relationship, I was more able to recognize and accept the right guy when he came along.And my experiences on the periphery of non-monogamy taught me a lot about relationships, lessons I'm applying in my new, monogamous relationship. You will be attracted to people outside your relationship Having an open relationship has never been my goal, but I'm not going to bury my head in romantic sand.Before you can move on to a new relationship, you need to let go of the old one. Just let it run its natural course and do plenty to nurture yourself as you move forward. On the other hand, if you’re finding reasons to let things drag on, it could be that you’re finding excuses to hold back. If you’re on the rebound, you’re more likely to make bad decisions or get into relationships for all the wrong reasons.