When someone we love passes away, it can change our world completely. Many of us have lost a partner, family member or a close friend. If you are still grieving over the death of someone you loved, there are several steps you can take to help ease your pain and get you back on your feet. There’s no right answer on how to move forward after someone’s unexpected death, but here … [Read more...] about How Can You Move on After an Unexpected End?
Deciding to date again after losing a spouse can be an overwhelming decision. It's normal to feel a variety of emotions as you navigate this journey. You may feel conflicted, guilty, and fearful of judgment. You might also feel excited, hopeful, and future-forward for the first time in a while. The big question is always, "am I ready to start dating?" Here are some smaller … [Read more...] about Not Sure If You’re Ready to Date Again? These 5 Questions Will Help You Find Out
Having someone to share your life with If you have shared a good life with your late partner, their absence will be hard to accept. Finding yourself alone after a lifetime of togetherness can be difficult. It may take a while before you can fully acknowledge that you are single again and living life as one, instead of two. Even if you’ve been anticipating this moment for some … [Read more...] about Love After Bereavement: Missing Your Late Partner
When St Valentine died in 270AD, little did he know that his demise would leave such a legacy. As a priest, defying the Emperor's orders, he secretly married couples to spare young men from being sent off to war and became legendary. The rest, as they say, is history! Wonders do happen...also disappointments As a somewhat unconfident and shy thirteen-year-old, I was not … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day as a Widow or Widower: A Moment to Reflect and Renew
Understanding the intentions of a widow or widower Dating a widow or widower with a view to forming a relationship can be a difficult process. If this is the first time you have dated again since losing your partner, rising to the challenge of a first date will no doubt be a significant experience. What to wear, what to talk about, what not to talk about - all these things … [Read more...] about How to Tell if a Widow or Widower Is Interested in You