Dating while getting a divorce
ET can confirm that Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, a producer at .WATCH: Jennifer Garner Enjoys Girls Night Out in Malibu On Two Year Anniversary of Her Split from Ben Affleck"Ben and Lindsay have known each other for a couple of years," a source told ET on Friday.Affleck and Garner officially filed for divorce in April, nearly two years after announcing they were separating.The source says Affleck's new relationship works "really well," because Shookus "has had experience with the Hollywood world.""[She] knows what is expected of Ben, and how much of their relationship they can share publicly," the source explained.Infidelity is an enormous hurdle for a marriage to overcome, but just ending the affair is not enough, says Kaye.For a marriage to fully get past adultery, the unfaithful half of the couple cannot maintain a "friendship" with the former lover.
"If someone's close to either side of the will-we-or-won't-we-have-children fence, you can work through it.
"If you're no longer spending any time together, if one or both of you is spending all your time at work, with friends, online—and if feels like a relief not to be with each other—it's a sign that you've already disengaged from the marriage."Some marriages encounter damaging, seemingly insurmountable problems—such as infidelity, the loss of a close family member, or a long sexual drought—and rebound from them.
But, says Alisa Bowman, author of , if one spouse repeatedly brings up an issue, asks for help, and makes it clear that the marriage will not last unless they both commit to solving it, and the other spouse refuses to go along, the marriage is in trouble.
"One partner can't do all the trying on his or her own," says Bowman.
"You can't go anywhere like that." A good rule of thumb: If it's been a year with no progress, it may be time to call it quits..