Dating a widow with young children
(Annie and Able share their thoughts on this here).Just because people ask a question, doesn't mean there is a substantive answer to be found...though it can be created by someone inventive, responsive to readers, and with tremendous knowledge of the subject...While dating a widower with children can present it own set of challenges, particularly if the passing of his spouse was recent or unexpected, it is still possible to develop a warm and fulfilling relationship.
Just keep in mind that dating a widower can require a bit of extra patience, understanding and a willingness to allow him space to express his feelings. Even if your new love interest has had ample time to grieve the loss of his spouse, his children may still be dealing with the loss of their parent -- and he may be trying to help them deal with their pain.
Anthony Oster is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Master of Science in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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