Etiquette for dating after death of spouse
Let’s start with the questions every griever should consider before exploring a new relationship.
In the end, regardless of what side of the “debate” you are on, know that this is a very personal and very difficult decision for any griever to make.
Know that it is possible to be committed and devoted to your late spouse while still wanting to grow and move forward and find happiness again.
At the same time recognize that companionship and joy can come from many many places, and that a romantic relationship can be a very big step.
: so here we are on the other side of the equation with grievers who may feel that they are ready to start dating again.
But for the sake of this article I think we’ll put them in the same category as one of the better things a person or griever can do is stay in the present moment. So the issue here is not so much of a “should I or shouldn’t I venture out into the dating world?
And believe it or not, just as all of these things absolutely become part of the fabric of who we are as a person, they also contribute in every way to who we are as a griever. It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves, perhaps because we recognize that we may not always find the answer.