I started dating five months after my late wife died. And though it took a few dates to get the hang of things, I have no regrets about dating that soon.
It can also bring out feelings of confusion and concern from friends, family, and those who were close to the deceased spouse.
For those who have lost a spouse and are looking to date again, here are ten tips to help you successfully navigate the dating waters.
There's no specific time period one should wait before dating again.
Grieving and the process of moving on is something that's unique to each person.
Some people take years, others weeks, and then there are those who choose never to date again.
Whatever you do, don't let others tell you you're moving too fast or waiting too long.
Make sure it's something you're really ready to try before taking that step. But five months was when I felt ready to at least test the dating waters.
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