After twenty years of marriage, Dinesh filed for divorce October 4 of this year.However, according to World Magazine, on September 28, the week before he filed, he traveled with Denise Joseph to an event where he introduced her to some people as his fiancée.After speaking at the Christian event that evening and receiving a standing ovation, he spent the night in the same Comfort Inn room with Denise.
On October 18, the board of The King’s College accepted Dinesh’s resignation. Usually that leads to strife, anger, and other negative experiences.
They incorporated a prayer into their minutes that included this sentence, “All-too-frequent reports of the sinful failing of our accomplished leaders bring us no joy.” Subsequently, Dinesh announced that he is suspending his engagement to Denise. Therefore, the act of separation immediately brings a sense of relief and calm because they are not constantly at each other’s throats.
While attaining that time out sounds like a good idea, typically it is not. Because once they experience the relief, it is difficult to go back into the unpleasant task of figuring out how to solve the problems.
Our experience with helping couples indicates that separation facilitates divorce, but seldom facilitates reconciliation.
Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.