Dating after losing spouse

Know that it is possible to be committed and devoted to your late spouse while still wanting to grow and move forward and find happiness again.

Of all the subjects in all the groups that I’ve ever facilitated, this may be the most controversial.It is not an easy answer, and like every relationship before, it will take work and devotion, and that may or may not be something you feel you have the energy for at this point in your life.Dating after the loss of a spouse may never feel right, and that is okay too.And believe it or not, just as all of these things absolutely become part of the fabric of who we are as a person, they also contribute in every way to who we are as a griever. It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves, perhaps because we recognize that we may not always find the answer.It’s important to remember this piece especially when we talk about dating after the loss of a spouse, as it can be all of these things that determine whether it may be right for us or not. So instead we look to the opinions of those around us and seek validation in what they think is right for us.

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