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.When his cancer briefly disappeared, I rejoiced with him; when it reappeared, we despaired together.
So my question to you is why you would want to continue to maintain a lonely lifestyle when there are people out there in the world who could bring you great joy and happiness? And if life is short, should we not try to seek out as much happiness and joy as possible? I just want you to consider the possibility that you can love again.How long does a widow/widower typically wait to start dating again? I was lonely for several years before my husband died.I would have been dating again within a year if I had not been in a car accident that put me out of action for 9 months.When you've lost the person you loved, the idea of dating again can seem almost unthinkable.Some WAY members make the conscious decision that they will never date anyone else again, because they feel that nobody could ever live up to the partner they have lost.As a follow-up to our article, here are more thoughts on navigating the often tricky waters of dating someone who is beginning to date after grieving the untimely loss of their partner or spouse – from Members of our own Widow/Widowers community here on e Harmony Advice, in their own words.