Dating again after the death of a spouse

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Others know after a handful of months that they want another companion.

For everyone though, grief is as unique as the individual experiencing it.

Last night I swear as I fell asleep I could feel him all around me. Then it was like swords passing through my body that didn't hurt, at different angles, sweeping down and through, down and through. Many of the widows I have talked to plus a few in the book talked about feeling their husband’s presence.

A couple of days ago I felt his presence and saw a movement in the bedroom door way twice. It only lasted a little while and after the first few months it went away, but it gave them some peace when they needed it.

Today we want to discuss some of the reasons why grieving the death of a spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, boyfriend, or significant other can be difficult.

We aren’t going to tell you how to grieve these losses, because we don’t really believe ‘type’ of loss dictates a certain way of coping.

Beginning to date again after being widowed can be a difficult course that needs prayer and discernment along with an understanding of the journey through grief. As he spoke on what one of Christianity’s greatest writers had experienced after losing his wife to cancer, Deacon Kulleck shared his own journey of bereavement: His wife of forty years had died of cancer twenty months ago.

My greatest fear after my husband died, was that I would one day be alone. You need to get out to social events or do some volunteering because it will get you out of the house and lift your spirit.

The storm of losing a spouse leaves behind muddy waters and ripples that last a lifetime, even into new relationships and seasons of life.

There are those who wait years, even decades, before deciding they’re ready for a romantic relationship again.

Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.

Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father – all losses are significant.

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