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Dating someone who has lost someone very dear is a very delicate situation.
For one, the person may still have strong feelings tied up in the previous relationship and it’s untimely end. In fact, they most likely have not dated for a considerable length of time that they may have forgotten how to approach it again.
Ask questions about the wife/husband, how long did the marriage last, how long has he/she been a widow/widower.
Some widow/widowers say that dates who ask them about their departed spouse say made it easier for them.
Those are big changes for any person, but it would appear that for the widower, this growth is marked not by the passage of time but by how he handles the cards that are dealt to him.
~ Julie Donner Andersen I’m at the very beginning of a potential relationship with a guy who I’ve reconnected with after many years (we knew each other in high school).
This could lead you to question that previous relationship. Claudia Jean, creator of a seminar series on a mid-life dating, says "there may also be a lingering sense of ‘cheating’ that must be worked through.
However, that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing a relation with a widow or widower. Unless you are recently single, your dating skills should include the ability to be still and let this wonderful human being move toward you." Ask questions early on Susan Shapiro Barash, author of and a professor at Marymount Manhattan College says "It’s best to be forthright…".
Wouldn’t you hope that the new love would be fond of your memory?They admit that they didn’t feel like it was something they had to bring up or avoid during conversations out of consideration for the date’s feelings.Put yourself in your date’s shoes Think of how you want to be treated and how you would feel if you were in that position.His spouse of 27 years passed away four months ago, after a very long (21 years) battle with Multiple Sclerosis.He still grieves for her at times when he’s reminded of her, but he is moving on with his life.
See, for example, my articles, Grief: Understanding The Process, and How We Mourn: Understanding Our Differences.