Dating after death of a spouse
A nice woman comes along and falls in love with him. What’s the proper period to wait for grief recovery? Many times, I’ve asked widows and widowers how long they waited to date.
A little later, he realizes he still misses his wife terribly and dumps the new girlfriend. One widow wrote: “You’ll know you’re ready when you no longer find yourself dwelling on the past comforting.
For instance, if the person you are remarrying has a possibility of having to relocate for work, you need to decide if that is a good move for both of you.A man I know is dating after six months of his wife’s passing. I’ve asked many women what they think and (what) they say is, ‘It’s different for everyone.’ I say he could have waited a year out of respect for his deceased wife.” The women who Arlene asked are correct: The length of time to wait to date again is different for everyone. If that were the case, he had already shown great respect for her.Or, what if their marriage was unhappy and miserable?This is also a place that may hold too many sentiments to just let go of right away.If you remarry you may need to consider selling the home.
On the other hand, the person that you are remarrying may not want to live in the home that you and your previous spouse lived in together.