LEARN ALL ABOUT GRIEF Do some research about grief, read books and talk to others in similar situations.Know what to expect on anniversaries, birthdays and other days that were special to your new partner and his/her late spouse.If you are a widow or widower, you may have faced this scenario more than once.
Add to this the situation when the surviving parent wants to date again and you have fireworks in the offing.
Keep an open mind Sometimes the first hints of a bad relationship are the wary responses of family and friends when you introduce them to the new person in your life.
So even though you completely deserve to have a full-fledged social life and a satisfying love life, keep an eye out for those who might be trying to take advantage of your resources.
Most of all, you have always given your kids their space and the freedom to take their own decision and so the least than can be expected from them now is to let you take yours.
If you are dating or planning to marry a widow or widower, here are some suggestions and thoughts to consider.