The Separated Man: How to Date During Divorce. From time to time I will check out Evan Marc Katz’s site to see what sort of dating- related questions he gets (and the resulting comments). Yesterday’s was from a man who is legally separated (and will be for 3 years) and wonders if he’s screwed from a dating perspective. Since I am the expert on this topic and the author of Dating the Divorced Man, I did comment on the post, but wanted to go into more detail here.“Separated” is a Red Flag. Yes, the word “separated” will scare women.
Anyone who’s ever gone through a divorce, or knows someone who has, knows just how emotionally and legally messy it can be. And, “separated” can mean many things: “Just moved out and haven’t filed any legal papers yet”“In the process of divorce and fighting over the house and kids”“We’ve agreed to everything but have to finish out the waiting period”Any woman dating a separated or divorcing man is taking a risk. Sure, some of these guys’ divorces aren’t that complicated and they’re emotionally ready to move on, but most aren’t. The trick is to know this and handle the situation properly. Don’t Be Dishonest.
Guys hate anything that will scare women away because they know it reduces their odds, and no guy likes reduced odds. This often leads to stupid behaviors like deception and lying – for example, not telling a woman your marital status until you’ve gone out too many times or, worse, telling a woman you’re divorced (especially online!) and then admitting the truth later. You have to be honest or you’ll look like a dick – you just have to know how to spin it. For example: Tell her the divorce is moving along and you’ve got everything under control.
Even if it’s a mess, your handling it will make her feel at ease. Spare her the details. She’s your date, not your shrink.
Deal with your divorce on your own time and focus on her when you’re together. Emphasize the good points. If the divorce is in the final stages, share that, ONLY if it’s true. Share if you and your ex agree on many things, if you have no kids to fight over, or if your family supports the divorce. She will get past the “separated” label IF you show her you have things under control and aren’t going to make her life miserable. You Can’t Just Think About “Me”The problem with separated men is that they want to date because they’re tired of being alone and unhappy and want some hope after the pain of divorce.
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This is natural. But as I discuss in Back in The Game, many may not consider what they have to offer a woman. They don’t realize that women don’t want a guy who can’t give her what she needs, who drags her into his divorce by complaining about it, who subjects her to the anger and jealousy of his ex. If you’re separated and want to date, you need to consider things from her perspective. Be honest (with her and with yourself) about where you are and what you can offer, shield her from your ex and the details of your divorce, and, even though you’re needy right now, focus on her and what she needs. Guys who can do this have more successful relationships during divorce and avoid bringing more drama into their lives.
Resources. Christie’s Books (Amazon)Christie’s Books (i. Book)Back in The Game: Succeeding with Women after a Divorce.
Time' isn't the only factor when considering dating a separated or recently divorced person. Was I EUM in my 2. I don’t think so at least not from a place of avoidance or issues but if I was it was from a place of wanting to experience and grow into myself. I moved to NYC at the age of 1.
I did it. I secured an apartment on the Upper East Side, worked as an stage actress earning my Equity card as well as eventually working at the Mo. MA without a college education. Was I particularly lucky? I would actually say yes, I was incredibly lucky as well as young, brave and hopeful. I had dreams and ambitions that did not align with marriage or having kids. I was self- aware enough to appreciate and understand where I was in my journey. I thought I had time.
Time to live, grow and become more of myself as a person, an artist and a woman with experience. I was naive in many respects. I lost my virginity to a friend (not boyfriend) a month before going to NYC because I was convinced if I went to the Big Apple a virgin, I wouldn’t survive. A weird rationale to be sure and a funny one too, but I think I was ready to grow up not necessarily in a hurry, although this has a ring of truth, but I wanted to be free in most respects and yet, womanly and knowledgeable too. I dated in NYC stockbrokers, actors, artists, company men, producers, activists, men, like me discovering themselves and men older than me who were more established in every respect.
Those who went beyond the first initial dates were not jerks. At least not overly and I will maintain most of them were actually pretty good guys in all respects. They made time, they initiated contact, they took me out (and not all had the financial ability to wine & dine me which isn’t my standard of successful dating anyway), but they made an effort and asked questions and seemed fairly healthy emotionally and mentally. I did not snatch one of these men up because I didn’t know that a decade later I would be dating men (who by and large seem similar on paper at least to the men I dated previous) who are intent on lowering my expectations, playing games, treating me like an option, not listening, not inquiring, not making any effort and yet still expecting (there’s that word again) my company, my ego- fluffing, my sex and my availability all without their contributing one (excuse my language) goddamn thing. Now, I thought I was unlucky for a while.
I thought it must be ME! I did dream boards, I read The Secret, I went to Edgar Cayce meetings, I read self- help books, I listened to Wayne Dyer DVDs, I kept myself a cool 1. I don’t dress provocatively, I ain’t a nun either. I studied Tantra, read and wrote a thesis on the Kama Sutra and Sanskrit dramas, I educated and earned my degree, I work, I have maintained the same residence in a high- rent neighborhood in LA, I drive a Civic because it’s in great shape and don’t need a BMW to prove myself to anyone, and I think for all my efforts when I still run into AC/EUM men over and over you get to a point as I have where I’m not the one with the fucking problem. Therapy, if anything, keeps proving my initial instincts correct as I am not clingy, open- minded, willing to date men of all types, shapes and er…sizes and financial backgrounds. I’m not looking for a Daddy.
I got one and while he wasn’t perfect, he is a good and decent man to me and my mother. I was raised with values. I contribute financially without proving “I Can!” but from a modern reciprocal sensibility. I listen and ask questions beyond the superficial.
My life is far more active now then it was 5 years ago due to my career. I’m a professional, paid writer and publicist.
I’m a theater critic. I am still aspiring and moving forward in my career and while I don’t have much monetarily (which I admit without shame) I’m not a snob, a bitch, mean spirited, or mentally unhinged person. And yet, I am invisible to men. My longest relationships were in my 2. EUM in that I lived for me. I made that choice and it was one I contemplated.
I could’ve stayed in Texas, gone to college, gotten married and lived pretty much where I grew up. That wasn’t my path anymore than I have the capability for quantum mechanics. I wasn’t running away, I was running towards myself in the horizon. The woman I wanted to be ultimately, who has lived, loved, been cosmopolitan but can still ride a horse bareback and be a good shot with a pistol or a rifle. I drink, I smoke, I eat red meat. Putting on airs doesn’t do much for me nor do I appreciate it in others.
I think for the most part, I’m pretty okie- doke. So what changed here folks? I keep asking those closest to me, “Do I give off some ill impressions?” “Am I guarded?” “Am I obviously wounded?” “Am I not pretty enough?” “What is it that makes me a seeming target for AC/EUM behavior?” And no one including my therapist has an answer for it. I got a serious problem with that. I’m not saying ALL MEN are fuckers.
Separation Pay Philippine Labor Laws. Summary. Separation Pay Meaning. Separation pay, as generally understood, refers to the amount due to the employee who has been terminated from service for causes authorized by law (not due to employees fault or wrong- doing) such as installation of labor- saving devices, redundancy, retrenchment to prevent losses or the closing or cessation of operation of the establishment or undertaking. Separation pay is intended to provide the employee with the wherewithal during the period he is looking for another employment.
See Gabuay v. Oversea Paper Supply, G. R. No. 1. 48. 83. August 1. 3, 2. 00. Five Instances when Separation Pay is due to Employee. There are at least five instances in which an employee is entitled to payment of separation pay upon severance of employment.
When the termination of employment is due to causes authorized by law, such as installation of labor- saving devices, redundancy, retrenchment to prevent losses or the closing or cessation of operation of the establishment or undertaking. This is provided under Art. Labor Code of the Philippines. The provision states, viz.. Article 2. 83. Closure of establishment and reduction of personnel. The employer may also terminate the employment of any employee due to the installation of labor- saving devices, redundancy, retrenchment to prevent losses or the closing or cessation of operation of the establishment or undertaking unless the closing is for the purpose of circumventing the provisions of this title, by serving a written notice on the workers and the Department of Labor and Employment at least one (1) month before the intended date thereof.
In case of termination due to the installation of labor- saving devices or redundancy, the worker affected thereby shall be entitled to a separation pay equivalent to at least one (1) month pay or to at least one (1) month pay for every year of service, whichever is higher. In case of retrenchment to prevent losses and in cases of closures or cessation of operations of establishment or undertaking not due to serious business losses or financial reverses, the separation pay shall be equivalent to one (1) month pay or at least one- half (1/2) month pay for every year of service, whichever is higher. A fraction of at least six (6) months shall be considered one (1) whole year. When the severance of employment is cause by a disease, particularly when the employee is found to be suffering from any disease and whose continued employment is prohibited by law or is prejudicial to his health as well as the health of his co- employees. This is found in Art. Article 2. 84. Disease as ground for termination. An employer may terminate the services of an employee who has been found to be suffering from any disease and whose continued employment is prohibited by law or is prejudicial to his health as well as the health of his co- employees: Provided, That he is paid separation pay equivalent to at least one month salary or to one- half month salary for every year of service, whichever is greater, a fraction of at least six months being considered as one whole year.
When the termination from service of the employee has been declared illegal, but his reinstatement to his former position is no longer feasible for some valid reason, e. See Gabuay v. Oversea Paper Supply, G. R. No. 1. 48. 83. August 1. 3, 2. 00. In case of pre- termination of employment contract in job- contracting arrangement. See Department Order 1. Rules Implementing Article 1.
Labor Code.). In exceptional cases, where separation pay is awarded as a measure of social or compassionate justice. Here, payment of separation pay may be ordered by the court even if the dismissal from service is found to have been for valid or just cause, i. See PLDT vs. NLRC, No. L- 8. 06. 09, August 2. Distinguished from Retirement Pay. Separation pay should not be confused with retirement pay.
Separation pay is the amount due to the employee where the cessation of employment is due to causes authorized by law (or for any of the other causes stated above). Retirement pay, on the other hand, is the amount to be paid to the employee who has reached the compulsory retirement age or who availed of voluntary retirement. Last Edited: Friday, August 1. Caveat: Subsequent court and administrative rulings, or changes to, or repeal of, laws, rules and regulations may have rendered the whole or part of this article inaccurate or obsolete.
The Silver Bulletin - The Lawful Path. An Open Paper By. BILL MEDINAPost Office Box 7.
Sunnyvale, California, U. S. A. Postal Zone: 9. REFERENCES. Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition. Hereinafter: Black's, Page. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia, Third revision. Eighth Edition) 1.
ISBN 0- 8. 99. 4- 3. Hereinafter: Bouvier's.
Volume _____, Page _____.). Constitution FOR the United States of America (hereinafter: by Article. Amendment), in pari materia with the California Constitution.
Article III, Section 1 thereof. The Supreme Court on ABROGATION OF RIGHTS: Miranda v. Dating Made Simple there. Arizona, 3. 84. U.
S. 4. 36, 4. 91 (1. The Supreme Court on COMMON- LAW PLEA TO JURISDICTION: Roberts v. Lewis. The Supreme Court on the COURTS OF STAR CHAMBER: Faretta v. California, 4. 22 U. S. 8. 06. The Supreme Court on JURISDICTION: Maxfield's Lessee v.
Levy 4 U. S. 3. 08, 3. The Supreme Court on RIGHTS OF CONTRACT: Hale v. Henkel, 2. 0 U. S. PART 1. STATUS. "The status of an individual used as a legal term, means the legal. L. R. 4 P. D. 1. 1. The rights, duties, capacities and. Campb. Austin 1. 37.
The action of assumpsit must. Holdsw. Hist. E. L. Bouvier's Volume 3, page 3. MAJOR PREMISE. NATURE'S GOD Created Mankind, Mankind created Constitutions. Constitutions created governments created Rules, Codes, Regulations. Statutes (hereinafter called Enactments), most of which are.
Executed and Applied as some government - sponsored Court - . Crime - Revenue Raising- Activity. The presumption that the THE PEOPLE are subject to government.
Jurisdiction by way of government Enactments, presumes that THE PEOPLE. Jurisdictions created by the Constitutions, which. Such governments in a self- perpetuating fashion.
The Colonists' intent not to create a SOVEREIGN but rather, to further. Branches of government is made clear in the Preamble To The. Bill Of Rights- December 1.
The conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their. Constitution, expressed a desire, IN ORDER TO PREVENT. MISCONSTRUCTION OR ABUSE OF ITS POWERS, THAT FURTHER DECLARATORY AND. RESTRICTIVE CLAUSES SHOULD BE ADDED: And as extending the Government. The Unlawful presumption that the Colonists intended to establish a. SOVEREIGN, by Their Constitutional Charter, thereafter conferring upon.
Such SOVEREIGN certain Jurisdiction over the Colonists Themselves, is. Article I., Section 9, Clause 8.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: - -" and. Article I., Section 1. Clause 1. "No State shall .. Title of Nobility.". Any Jurisdiction emanating from a presumption of a fiction is.
Such is a Factitious Tool For Unlawful. Government sovranty over THE PEOPLE is a presumption and a fiction. If the Individual cannot be Proved to be subject to the Jurisdiction. Constitution or Other Social Contract or Compact, He also.
Jurisdiction of any Branch of. Created Thereunder. Likewise, if it cannot be Proved that The Individual is DIRECTLY.
Subject to the Jurisdiction of any Legislature, it also cannot be. Proved that He is INDIRECTLY Subject to Such Jurisdiction by way of.
Legislative Enactments. In the absence of proof that The Individual is subject to the. Jurisdiction of any Constitution or other Social Contract or Compact. Jurisdiction over Him DOS NOT EXIST. ARGUMENT - SUMMARY. The general requirement that "..
Jurisdictional facts; Russell v. Butler. (Tex. civ App.) 4. S. W. 4. 06; Gilchrist v. Oil Land Co., 2. 1 W.
Va. 1. 15, 4. 5. Am. Rep. 5. 55.", (Bouvier's Volume 2, Page 1. Article. VI which defines exactly Who is subject to the Jurisdiction of the. Constitution, and exactly Who shall be Contractually Bound by Oath or.
Affirmation to support Such Constitution in Consideration for Offices. Of Public Trust and those Benefits of Public Service and Public. Employment. ".. The Senators and Representative before mentioned, and.
State Legislatures, and all executives and. Officers, both of the United States and of the several. States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this. Constitution; .." Article VI. Since the intent of Article VI is to define exactly to Whom the.
Constitutional Jurisdiction applies; since the fact exists that THE. PEOPLE are excluded from the requirements of Article VI, prima facie. See: INCLUSIO UNIS EST EXCLUSIO ALTERIUS: Black's, Page 6.
THE PEOPLE are subject to the Jurisdiction. Constitution is, or can be made; since all Constitutions are. Constitutions. since all Constitutions are subject to the provisions of Article VI.
Constitution operates on THE PEOPLE at- large by virtue of the. THE PEOPLE are excluded from the requirements of Article VI. His occupations of Common- Right, the. Individual has made no Oath or Affirmation supporting any. Constitution, and He is not subject to any Constitutional. Jurisdictions. CONCLUSION - SUMMARY. If The Individual is not subject to any Constitutional Jurisdictions.
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