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Connecting with other singles following the loss of a partner is a huge step and under the current circumstances, the prospect of dating again will seem all the more challenging.
When we fall in love and commit ourselves to a long-term relationship, we do not dwell on the possibility that it could ever come to an end. For a widowed man or woman, Valentine’s Day can be particularly challenging.
Whether you are a widow dating a widower or any single woman considering a man who lost his wife, there are some important considerations to keep in mind.
When someone you love dies, it can feel as though part of you has died with them. The life you shared together is over and coming to terms with this hard fact can be difficult. Memories of happier times can cloud your vision and in the early days following the loss of a partner, these feelings can cause a great deal of heartache and frustration.
As a widow or widower, there may come a time when living without love and romance leaves you feeling as though life has become devoid of substance and meaning. Love is an essential part of life. Without it, you may be feeling a large part of you is unfulfilled and this is not something you should ignore.
While definitely a time of hope and anticipation, the prospect of dating post-widowhood can also be a scary moment in time. However, by even so much as considering reentry into the “World of Dating,” you are actually taking a huge step forward on your healing journey; a step that is both “cause for applause” and congratulations.
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.
If you’re a widow or widower, the prospect of seeking a new relationship brings with it the possibility of upsetting the status quo. With this in mind you may need to tread carefully when you decide to tell your in-laws you’re thinking of dating again.
As a parent following the loss of a partner, you might one day find yourself in another relationship and facing the task of introducing someone new to your children. You may feel anxious about doing this and concerned that this news could make them feel insecure.