By choice or by chance -- you have found yourself dating a man who is grieving the loss of his wife. The success of your relationship will depend largely on the emotional stability of the man you are dating -- and whether he is truly ready to move on. What do you need to know as the partner of a widower? Take things slow, have personal boundaries, realize that grief is an individual process, and prepare for the cold shoulder from friends and family. Relationships with widowers can be tempestuous, but if he is truly ready for a new relationship, you may find that the widower can be the partner that you need -- and more. Widowed men are prone to jumping into new relationships too quickly, says widower Abel Keogh, in the first chapter of his book "Dating a Widower.
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On occasions when he makes no mention of his late wife, you and your widower have a great time together. He loves the attention you lavish on him and he tries to reciprocate. He takes you to trendy restaurants and shows you off to his friends. You're hoping his friendship will turn to passion. A grieving man is fragile. He needs kindness and a listening ear. But empathy has its limits.
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