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10 Ways To Date While Still Living With Your Soon-To-Be Ex

Q: Evan and his wife have ended a 17 year marriage. He told The Cooper and Anthony Show that they were sexually incompatible. They have to still live together for a while longer for financial reasons. He hasn't had sex in a long time and he has a woman he’s interested in. How do you have sex while living with an ex? A: You are not living together as a couple, you are living together as separated spouses. Sorry, she doesn't get to control you. Date this new woman, just don’t rub it in your ex-wife’s face, be discreet about it. You can date without being like, “Ha ha, I'm dating you're not.” Just be cool about it. Live your life, move on right now,  STATISTICALLY SPEAKING... It's a weird thing but not uncommon - 75% of divorced couples do so because of lack of sex, and 34% of newly divorced couples are in your situation where they have to still live together . Dating while still living with your ex can be a complex situation that requires careful consideration and open communication. Here are some steps and tips to navigate this situation: Set Clear Boundaries: It's crucial to establish clear boundaries with your ex-partner. This includes defining what is and isn't acceptable behavior in the shared living space. Communicate Openly: Have an honest conversation with your ex about your intentions to start dating again. Transparency is key to avoid misunderstandings and potential conflicts. Respect Each Other's Privacy: Give each other space and privacy. Avoid prying into each other's personal lives, and expect the same in return. Avoid PDA: Keep public displays of affection to a minimum, especially in shared spaces. This helps prevent discomfort and awkwardness for both you and your ex. Schedule Time Apart: Make arrangements to spend time away from the shared living space when you're on dates. This can include going out with friends, visiting family, or finding other activities to do outside the home. Be Mindful of Your Ex's Feelings: Recognize that your ex might have their own emotional process to go through. Be considerate and empathetic towards their feelings. Set a Timeline for Moving Out: If possible, discuss and agree on a reasonable timeline for one of you to find a new living arrangement. This can help alleviate some of the tension associated with living together after a breakup. Be Honest with Potential Partners: If you start dating someone new, be upfront about your living situation. This can help avoid misunderstandings and allow them to make an informed decision about whether they're comfortable with it. Consider Professional Help: If the situation becomes too complicated or emotionally charged, consider seeking the help of a therapist or counselor to navigate the challenges. Plan for the Future: Work towards finding a new living arrangement as soon as it's feasible. This will ultimately provide both you and your ex with the space you need to move on.  

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