Dating a newly widowed man
Many have been married for several years—in some cases, more than forty years.
Many have had comfortable, long-term relationships and have gotten secure in their daily existence.
Being with someone whose first wife has died – a wife he loved very much – has the potential for a difficult subsequent relationship: a past love that can never be matched (not that it should be a competition), a woman who doesn’t grow old, rosy-hued memories that will only ever gain lustre, worries about comparisons that can’t be checked face to face.My question is this – does this apply to widowers as well or is it fair to give him a little more time and just get busy with other things so I don’t put pressure on him?He says he has always taken it slow in dating and this is nothing new.Let’s look at that list again, and you may see some challenges.A man who has been married to one woman for over forty years can be challenging.
They might be used to a wife who did all the domestic things for them, such as the laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, or even fixing a running toilet.