Dating after the death of a spouse what to do
The children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has died of ovarian cancer at the age of 51.
Her tragic struggle with cancer was much-discussed, thanks to a Modern Love column published earlier this month titled "You May Want to Marry My Husband.” Rosenthal said she wrote the essay to memorialize her marriage to husband Jason and to tout his credentials as a great partner and father, perhaps sparking a future romance after her death.
My brain was still deep in mourning, but other parts of me were in overdrive, reminding me that I was still alive, healthy and up for fun.
How have you handled conversations around dating after the death of a spouse?
Of course, he still carries the wounds of his heartbreaking loss, but by the time I met him, he seemed genuinely open and ready for new love. It’s natural to worry that you’ll be compared unfavourably to a widow or widower’s late spouse and, sadly, this does sometimes happen.
My current boyfriend was shocked when, after we first made love, I told him that all I wanted in a relationship (at the time) was a "friends with benefits" situation. After he died in 2013, I figured I was done with sex.
The following messages have had all personal details removed, but I wanted to post them here firstly as a reminder to myself, but also to help anyone else that finds this website.
If you’d like to send me a message please complete the form here, I also run a Secret, private Facebook group which supports people in our situation, the group is totally secret & private, only members can find it, see others in it and see what is posted.