Your grief is profound, and the void left by your spouse or partner can never fully be filled or replaced. Yet at some point, you may want to date again: When will you know the time is right or that you have the space for a romantic relationship in your life?

After the death of a significant other, the pressures and decisions
around dating can be overwhelming and confusing. Conflicting
thoughts of when and if the time is right, how others will react, and am I truly ready are just some of the questions that arise when starting a new relationship or making yourself available to date.

Understanding and working on accepting your own grief, growth and beliefs about this topic may help you in moving forward with the decisions to date or not to date. Let’s gather to discuss the notions of dating and how to know when you are ready after your spouse or partner has died.

Recommended readings when you are contemplating dating after the loss of a spouse/partner

How Soon is Too Soon? Widows & Dating

The Real Deal on Dating a Widow

Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

Widow Dating Questions: Am I Ready to Date?

Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

How Soon to Start Dating After Your Spouse Dies: 7 Tips

5 Tips for Dating a Widow or Widower

We Don’t “Move On” from Grief. We Move Forward With It.