Dating again after the loss of a spouse
I was thirty-nine years old when my husband died unexpectedly in his sleep. He was my love, my rock, a crucial part of my life and our children’s future, and in an instant, he was gone.A few weeks after his death, I received a letter from my insurance company.
And after I’d fallen in love and spent countless hours entwined in the connection with him, I decided to stop seeing him.After losing a spouse, putting your heart on the line may feel like the last thing in the world you want to do.However, by interacting intimately with others you may find a little bit more of yourself.The letter said that when you lose a spouse it is normal to want to date, usually sooner rather than later.I felt guilty even thinking about the possibility and could not fathom the idea of dating so soon after my husband had died. I was worried you would never want to date again after Mark.