Dating tips after widowed
So, you need to ask him about the quality of his marriage was. You might say something like, “I imagine you had a wonderful marriage”, and see what he says…When you’re a caretaker, it can be one of the most stressful undertakings.I witnessed my mother’s challenges while taking care of my step father during his struggle with Alzheimer’s. Most widowers never stop loving their wives, but they are also open to loving again.Widows have a full time parenting gig.4) Divorcees may get some ongoing financial support for the children and/or alimony payments.Widows may have inherited life insurance, but it’s typically a one-time payment.5) Divorcees may have hostility towards the ex and perhaps the entire female/male population.This is something that a lot of my readers can relate to.First, let me preface by saying that my dating advice for women over 40 is about principles, not rules.
Many times, it wasn’t as wonderful as we imagine it was, and the loss is not as big as we think it might have been.
If he was the primary caretaker, he might have stopped feeling as close to her a long time before the loss. If he’s had therapy and/or he’s self-aware enough to put the past behind him, he’ll be open to loving you.
Or, the opposite—taking care of her might have brought him closer. Alternately, there are widowers who think they’re ready to date and post a profile on a dating site.
We briefly interacted, and he seems interested, but says that he is only seeking companionship, not even thinking of marriage.
He also said that he wanted to know if I would consider moving (he is four hours away from where I live), because he loves his beautiful home that he and his wife built many years ago. Thank you for your excellent questions about dating a widower.