ating someone who’s been bereaved can be a delicate situation.
Naturally enough, they may still have strong emotions tied up in their previous relationship and its untimely end.
If you are interested in establishing a romantic relationship with a man who has lost his wife, you will need to give him time and space to come to terms with his emotions.
Hey Meredith, More than a year ago I began dating a recent widower.
By recent I mean that he had lost his wife less than six months prior. At the time, I had sworn off dating and was pretty focused on raising my kids and enjoying the occasional weekend they were with their dad.
If the person has not adequately grieved for the partner and come to the realization on their own accord that they are ready to date, then the relationship is destined to fail because the widower is not ready to commit to another relationship.
Another tip for dating a widower is to be aware of the fact that you are a unique person and should not try to emulate his previous wife in an attempt to ease his pain.
In addition to letting the widower initiate the date request, you should also set a slow pace for the relationship, both physically and emotionally.