Dating a recent widow

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The slightest emotional rejection could plunge you back into the depths of despair.And you may also be plagued by feelings of guilt and uncertainty.Unlike in case of a breakup, a widow has no reason to put away the memories of what may well have been a loving and fulfilling marriage.Thus she may feel rushed and hurt if you insist on doing away with memories of her past.Others report that potential dates run a mile when they say they've been widowed.

Even when you are invited into her house and life, don’t prompt her to take down the photos of her late husband.And then there’s the reactions of other people to deal with – not least your in laws and your own children, if you’re a parent.So the best advice is to proceed with caution and to make sure you’re ready before you take the plunge.You can always dip your toe in the dating pool and take it out again if it doesn't feel right.Other WAY members can provide an invaluable source of advice and a sounding board for people who feel ready to start venturing out into the dating world again.But it can be a long, slow process to find a new partner who understands and accepts what you have been through.

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