Sometime after the death of your spouse, you will think about dating, especially if you liked being married. This may be in a month; it may be in five years. Whenever you start, you'll probably feel guilty, like you're cheating on your wife, husband, or partner. Even if your spouse said she wanted you to date again, you will feel odd about asking someone out. I did.
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One of the most charming questions I ever received in one of my second year spousal loss classes came from a middle-aged man named Sam. His question was a good one. He went on to say that he was going to invite a woman over to his home for dinner because he missed having a meaningful conversation with the opposite sex. Social connections are key to emotional health.
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A few months ago, a well-known and much respected actor mentioned in an interview that he still thinks about his late wife. People were shocked at this "stunning revelation", as the same actor has been happily remarried for a number of years. This sort of "shocked" reaction begs an obvious question. Since when did remarriage become an equation formula that reads:. This latest in a long line of widowed-myths implies that once remarried, the life previously lived somehow fades into oblivion because the widowed has now found new life with new love in it.
Yesterday, I was indulging in my weekly guilty pleasure by way of The New York Times wedding section when I came across a story about an elite cyclist named Kathryn also a writer who was training for the Olympics when she moved to Tucson, where she became part of the close-knit cycling community there. Although she didn't make the Olympics, she did make a lot of friends — including a young woman named Colleen whom she raced against and Colleen's husband, George. Colleen had been diagnosed with breast cancer in , and four years later, at age 31, she died from it. After about a month passed, Kathryn — who had traveled to Austin, Texas, with "Team Colleen" to participate in the Livestrong Challenge as part of their fundraising efforts — called George to see how he was doing. She told him if he ever wanted to get coffee or go for a ride and talk, she was there for him.