The slightest emotional rejection could plunge you back into the depths of despair.And you may also be plagued by feelings of guilt and uncertainty.The path that led me from wife to widow had been long, crooked, and painful.I had spent the previous two years watching my husband fight, with grace and heartbreaking optimism, a rare and aggressive form of esophageal cancer."Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I'll often stop and think about them In my life, I'll love you more." The Beatles "I can't live if living is without you." Mariah Carey "A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope." Samuel Richardson All of us have romantic predicaments; widows (and widowers) seem to have even more. And if they find another lover, while still loving their late spouse, how can these two lovers reside together in their hearts?
Even in one of the darkest period of history, the Holocaust, people fell in love despite the risks of expressing it.Romantic love is a central expression of a good, meaningful, and flourishing life.Without love and desire, many people feel that a large part of them is dead.Other WAY members feel ready to move on quite quickly – and are open to the possibility of finding love and a new partner. And only you will know when or if you feel ready to move on. Dating after you've been widowed can be fraught with perils, particularly in the early months of bereavement, when you may still be feeling very emotionally raw.You may not have been out on a first date for many years.