Dating widower problems
During dinner, her grandmother told us that a neighbor and good friend had recently passed away after a long illness.
After we expressed our condolences, her grandmother told us how the woman's husband had stopped by to invite her to the funeral.
Once they reach that point, those widowers who still have a shred of manliness in them will tell you the relationship isn't working out and end it.
Soon after I started dating, I became serious with a woman I'll call Jennifer.
During our relationship, I never loved Jennifer—at least, not in the way you need to love someone to spend the rest of your life with him or her.
When we were together, I couldn't see myself marrying or having a family with her.
After she told the man she planned on coming, the man had then told Krista's grandmother he'd be calling on her soon. How could anyone even think about dating someone else when their wife wasn't even buried yet?
But the desire to date again grew stronger with each passing day.
Despite these reservations, I didn't want to lose her.
Having Jennifer in my life brought a sense of normalcy that had been missing since Krista died.
However, widowers who aren't serious about starting over with you can only fake these relationships for so long.
Sooner or later, the doubts that have been nagging them since they first became serious with you will overwhelm their desire for companionship.