Dating and relationships after widowhood — what a loaded concept, both for the widowed and everyone surrounding them. Who am I kidding? The mere idea of it is a minefield. Society puts so much pressure on us, the widowed. After going through the worst pain of our lives, losing our spouse, our partner, we also must now tiptoe around the world that is suddenly made of delicate crystal, where one wrong step will shatter the roof over our heads. I was tired of feeling so alone in the world.
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And, when it comes to knowing when you're ready, no one else can decide for you. Only you can know when that time is. Losing a loved one is traumatic — there are no two ways about it. Give yourself time to grieve, reflect and reevaluate who you are at this time in your life.
Our Eye Center has answers to your vision health questions. Visit today. It can be hard to interpret the signals when diving into the dating pool at an older age. But when romance involves someone whose spouse has died, confusion may come with the territory. A widow or widower's reactions to the dating process don't always follow the same patterns as those of people who are divorced or have never married.