But it can be a long, slow process to find a new partner who understands and accepts what you have been through.And there will inevitably be some guilt, some practical hurdles and some emotional highs and lows to navigate along the way.There are discussion threads about new relationships on our Members’ Only website and on our closed Facebook page too – dealing with topics ranging from telling the in-laws about a new romance to when is the right time to take off your wedding ring.Many WAY members do find love again – some WAY members are even now happily married again.
So the best advice is to proceed with caution and to make sure you’re ready before you take the plunge.
Other WAY members feel ready to move on quite quickly – and are open to the possibility of finding love and a new partner. And only you will know when or if you feel ready to move on. Dating after you've been widowed can be fraught with perils, particularly in the early months of bereavement, when you may still be feeling very emotionally raw.
You may not have been out on a first date for many years.
So what should you do when you find yourself interested in dating someone who’s been widowed?
Learn how to pursue the relationship in a healthy and respectful manner.
Be careful about sharing any personal information on these websites until you know more about who you’re talking to.