Dating a female widower
If you nursed your partner through a challenging illness, you might have pent-up needs for fun, lightness and sex.
You might also feel wary of getting involved with anyone who has chronic health issues or risk factors. If your partner died suddenly, you might be left with a general sense of fear about the fragility of life.
(And even if you haven’t lost a partner to death, you may still find parts of this email relevant to you.) Of course, women who have been widowed face the same kinds of issues as women who are single for any other reason.
We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.You might feel unsure of how and when in the dating process to disclose the fact that you lost a partner to death.You might feel afraid that it’ll bring down the mood of the date, or that whoever you’re dating won’t know what to say and might even withdraw from you.– she’ll be able to take responsibility for any feelings of insecurity that come up in her, without projecting them onto you.
In short, it is definitely possible to date happily and healthily after losing a partner to death.Befriend your feelings (we teach lots of ways to do this in the Roadmap class), and breathe in some self-compassion. It comes in waves, it takes time, and it takes all different forms.