How you’re feeling and what you want from the future We are often asked, how long should a widow or widower wait before marrying again. This is a topic that brings with it many issues worthy of consideration. What are your feelings regarding the loss of your partner? How emotionally ready are you for a romantic encounter? How will your children and wider family respond, and … [Read more...] about How Long Should a Widow or Widower Wait Before Remarrying?
Introducing someone new to your children As a parent, following the loss of a partner, you could one day find yourself in another relationship and facing the delicate task of introducing someone new to your children. It is understandable that you would be anxious about doing this and concerned that this could make them feel insecure. If there is a respectable distance since … [Read more...] about Introducing Children To Your New Partner
For some, getting back into a relationship after bereavement will take a great deal of forethought. Having met someone who inspires and interests the mere idea of actually going on a first date, although exciting, will be a huge step, but one you will hopefully approach with cautious enthusiasm. If, over time, the new man/woman in your life proves to be a good companion and … [Read more...] about Up Close and Personal: How to Take Things to the Next Level
The next person in your life could be completely different After a time, following bereavement, you might find yourself thinking about finding love again. This does not, in any way, mean that your'e trying to replace your late partner. Wanting to share your life with the right person is a perfectly natural desire. Missing the companionship of a partner and having someone with … [Read more...] about Your First Relationship After Becoming Widowed
Adjusting to new circumstances Immediately following the death of a partner, nothing you do or feel will seem normal. Every step you take will be out of the ordinary and your sense of loss will be painful and alienating. Conversely, you may have moments of relief, especially if your partner has been ill and suffering and this could bring about a sense of guilt. The feeling we … [Read more...] about Anniversaries and Special Occasions: How to Celebrate