My heart had gone out to you when you told me on our first date of the terrible death from cancer of your wife five years before: the months. I am a grief counsellor, widow and my husband was a widower. First - you I tried dating about a year after my husband passed away. Found it. As usual your experience, research and writing on dating a widower . He has now been a W for two years and I am more confused than ever.
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They had 3 children and undoubtedly had a beautiful relationship. I asked him what he was looking for in a relationship and he said he was lonely and would like to meet someone with the same interests and to hopefully find a life companion.
I had read a lot of articles relating to dating someone who had lost a spouse so I was very cautious and did my best not to rush into anything because in the end I did not want to feel used and alone.
I was not the aggressor when it came to any intimacy.
I let him take the lead and after 3 months we had sex which was great, but then immediately everything started to change. He became distant and all communication was sparse. I have not seen him since that night.
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After a few weeks, with very minimal communication via text, he finally told me in a phone conversation that he was not expecting the flood of emotions and confusion he was feeling. He said he wouldn't be able to introduce me to his children 21, 19 and 17 they were not ready for their father to date, they didn't want a new mother.
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He said he wouldn't be able to bring me to his home because there were still so many of her things displayed. He then wanted to know what my thoughts were. I wasn't sure what kind of assurance, if any, he was looking for. I think you are just wanting to see that your relationship is moving in a healthy loving manner.
You would like to see signs that you are becoming his future and his priority and love. I think that if the widowed wants a real partner and and has found new love that they must make a conscious decision to make a fresh start and not have too many reminders to keep them from moving forward. They must make ther new love the first priority and try a little harder than most relationships.
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It is very hard for both people. By no means do I think that the past should b erased and everything thrown away with no talk of the late spouse.
But I do think if they are ready to move forward and have found someone who they want to start a new long term relationship they must focus on that.
Nothing important should b discarded or thrown out. Rings jewelry cards letters. But they should not b out and part of everyday life. What an announcement to all-comers.
The two tiny pictures of me you put on the cork boards downstairs could no longer compensate for the presence of Rebecca around the house. One night when I couldn't sleep I found myself counting them, and had to stop at 22, thinking I must be going mad.Red Flags to Watch for When Dating a Widower
Then I did an internet search and found I was far from alone. We even have a moniker.
Time, loving compassion and the will to make it work can heal and sort out the practicalities like pictures and mementoes. Sadly, you didn't give it that.
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Your phone call, a month before the sixth anniversary of her death and two weeks before we were due to go on holiday, was brief. Interesting that this happened just after one of your best friends came to dinner and exclaimed "Look at you two, you look such a couple. I'm so pleased for you. I didn't argue, you'd tied too many knots that didn't bind. That's why, when you asked, "Could we still be friends?