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.
From that experience, she created a grief support group and wrote a book about the grieving process called "Heart-Broken Open." Although dating is not the reason her readers visit the site or buy her book, it is a topic of discussion that comes up and is addressed, and Carlson, who is grandmother to two young boys, does have a lot to say about it.
The spouse helps with decisions about the kids; attends their sporting events, theater performances, and weddings.
Widows don’t have co-parents to rely on, but also don’t have listen to their opinions on child rearing.
On a gut level, which of these possibilities feels best for you?
If you have been spending a lot of time alone, try and figure out what you truly need.