Dating after the death of a spouse

17 May

One day, however — trust me on this — the will to live fully again, and even experience companionship, will arise. It’s hard to throw yourself back in the dating game after 30, 40 years or more. I tell those I counsel to look at it this way: Cherish your old relationship, but don’t let it sabotage your prospects of forging a new one. More than merely a widow or widower, you are a person with opinions, hobbies, preferences, accomplishments, social values, political views and a unique way of looking at the world.

Some of these sites are specifically geared to the 50-plus crowd, and they are attracting more and more single, divorced and widowed people than ever before.Know that like a cut heals over time, emotional pain heals eventually, too.This is not to say that you won't have scars, but you can certainly live on.Saying Goodbye Taking Care of Yourself Community Q&A Losing a spouse is one of the most painful experiences one can be put through.You may feel completely numb, or like you are in shock; the world may pause around you.