Online dating for widowers
But I was still too wounded and vulnerable, making me needy.
If my date cancelled or wasn’t available, I was plunged into despair.
Dating another widow or widower can be reassuring, as someone who has also experienced losing a partner will have a better idea of how you’re feeling right now.
Once you’ve enjoyed a few hours with someone who has literally ‘felt your pain’, you should start to feel like you’re properly moving on. Read More Assessing the intentions of someone in a new relationship can only be understood after a period of time together.
But when you’re feeling super vulnerable, being rejected is devastating.
If you want some tips on how to get started, we have a range of articles offering guidance and advice, from the initial stages of contact to the more serious side of a relationship.
Connecting with other widows and widowers is a great way to see if you’re ready to date again.
I severely underestimated the toll of having been George’s caregiver.
I needed to spend what energies I did have taking care of myself.
Having only the best intentions, George’s parents took me on a three week cruise of the Baltics four months after he died.