So often my clients ask about dating a widower. Is it a red flag? Should I proceed with caution? Is it a losing proposition? And my answer may surprise you:
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He was only 73 and she was 61; they had thought they would grow old together. But he died without leaving her so much as a hand-scrawled will. All she found in his office were a bill-cluttered desk next to a filing cabinet filled with moldy Halloween candy. Statistically, women are far more likely to be widowed and far less likely to remarry than men. Of the approximately 13 million bereaved spouses in America today, 11 million are women. Even so, when David collapsed one morning in his building foyer and died an hour later, the weight of what was to come hit Bea with brute force. The moment a woman is at her most vulnerable, she must make choices that will have an enduring impact on her wellbeing.
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Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. In the Name of Love. All of us have romantic predicaments; widows and widowers seem to have even more.
Please refresh the page and retry. A fter losing someone you love, the idea of dating again can be almost unthinkable. Some people decide to never be in a relationship again, and many see that through. Others jump straight back into it, attempting to quickly remedy their feelings or find a replacement for their lost loved one. Understandably there is a natural desire to overcome loneliness, which, depending on the situation, can be completely unexpected.