The situation doesn't have to be complicated and messy.
Some of us believe that friends with benefits can be mutually enjoyable and perfectly suited to our needs — not just when we're very young, and not as a matter of explicitly avoiding commitment.
In fact, it seems to me that friends with benefits gets a bad rap, as if women aren’t supposed to feel desire (in general) or lust (in particular) — especially once they become mothers, or if they're "of a certain age."
Many of the women I know have had a friend with benefits at some point, and in my book, there's no better time than in the transitional months or years that may follow your divorce.
Here are my top 5 benefits of having a friend with benefits: 5 Benefits of Having a "Friend with Benefits"