Dating again after being widowed
Other people in your situation say they have the following anxieties about dating after bereavement. Do you feel disloyal about trying dating or worry it means you will forget your husband?
Are you concerned about having to tell a potential date that you are a widow – and worry about possible reactions to this?
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.
Other WAY members feel ready to move on quite quickly – and are open to the possibility of finding love and a new partner. And only you will know when or if you feel ready to move on. Dating after you've been widowed can be fraught with perils, particularly in the early months of bereavement, when you may still be feeling very emotionally raw.
You may not have been out on a first date for many years.
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.That you recognise their kindness and appreciate their efforts but you are not ready for a relationship yet.(You may want to add when you do feel like finding a relationship you will let them know and you are looking forward to their help in the future).One is ready to date again whenever solitude gives way to loneliness.It is natural to want a partner, but the partner is not a substitute.“One should wait until THEY feel they are ready.