They were separated
"I'm still dating him. I fell in love with him. He told me he was separated, but living in the same house with her. North Carolina has a law that couples have to be separated for a certain amount of time before they're allowed to divorce. It's a very weird situation, but I trust him... I know that I don't have a guaranteed future with him, but for now, he makes me happy. I also like to remind myself that we love each other." -- Bethany*
"He was separated from his wife by miles, coast to coast -- and also, as he explained, physically. As in, they were not sleeping together and supposedly had not been for years. He loved her as the mother of his children but was no longer physically attracted. They were married as college kids and were raising a family of high school and college-aged kids at the time, he would see them monthly and on holidays and would check in from there with me. He was a businessman in a high-pressure banking position, I had not been dating anyone at that point, and we were attracted on a lot of levels. We were both looking for companionship and he was interested in what I was doing to the point of supporting my creative life as an angel and business mentor.