It is widely known that men and women grieve differently and being in a relationship with someone who has lost a loved one can be particularly challenging, be it from a male or female perspective.
Whether you are both grieving together or in a new relationship with someone who is grieving ’alone’ this information may help you to traverse the journey together.
In previous articles we’ve talked about widows and widowers dating and doing well together.
A major factor in this is that they become their own grief support group; both want to heal, and love is a powerful medicine.
It is a symbol of hope that if they make it to the one year mark they will be in a much happier and pain free place.
The reality is they won’t be over it, nor should they be.
Rather than getting angry about our differences, we can learn to accept them as a part of the grieving process.
We were both in pain, but were also determined to find happiness with a new spouse.
Wendy also wanted to find a man who would dedicate himself to her children.
One is ready to date again whenever solitude gives way to loneliness.
It is natural to want a partner, but the partner is not a substitute.“One should wait until THEY feel they are ready.