On the way home from dinner that night, I told Krista that if she died, I'd never remarry.
Krista gave my arm a squeeze and told me she felt the same way.
After we expressed our condolences, her grandmother told us how the woman's husband had stopped by to invite her to the funeral.
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?
Most widowers are just happy to have a woman in their life again.
Often, their loneliness is so acute that they'll attach themselves to the first person who shows the slightest interest in them.
Widowers Have an Internal Need for Relationships A few weeks after my late wife, Krista, and I were married, we had dinner with her grandmother, a widow.
During dinner, her grandmother told us that a neighbor and good friend had recently passed away after a long illness.
But how do you know if he’s ready to take this step?But the desire to date again grew stronger with each passing day.Finally, I gave in to the feelings and signed up with an online dating site and went on my first widower date a few weeks later. We fell in love and were married 15 months after Krista died. And while there's nothing wrong with dating months or weeks after a spouse dies, most widowers who start dating again are still grieving the loss of their spouse.Having Jennifer in my life brought a sense of normalcy that had been missing since Krista died.Having someone at my side was better than having no one.