In my opinion, it is important for two people in a relationship to be strong enough that they can be a complete person to offer to another.

I do not think that someone who is in a great deal of mental pain is a good candidate for a relationship.

No one else can tell you what you are feeling, so only by being in touch with your own emotions can you know if you’re ready.

If the new relationship is a healthy one, it will develop into a unique one, independent of the person who came before.

Want an inside perspective to what’s really going on in the mind of a widower or widow when they’re on new dates?

The key is that every person is different, and you should take the widow/widower’s word that she/he is ready to date.” Patience is key for widow dating or widower dating.

For a widow(er) to be ready to enter a new relationship, he/she has to feel comfortable analyzing past their grief and focusing on loving a new individual.

If the photos can’t come down, or the reminiscing is constant and weepy, more time is needed.

Most widow(er)s have a support system of friends and family.

There is no specific time range that works for everyone.

Some people may be ready after six months, while others may feel ready after 5 years.

I was lonely for several years before my husband died.