However, this information is as relevant for men dating widows.
Dating in Midlife: Do you need your Children’s Approval?
Note: Both of the questions were posed by women dating widowers.
Babs wrote: I’m dating a man who has two children 17 and 23.
As I agree with your comments…I question how long should one wait for the children to be ready to meet me?
She found a companion, he was long-distance, and there was sex involved.
She didn’t take it beyond that, but it was something she craved at the time.Because the grief process is an individualized one, it is sometimes difficult to know how soon is too soon to date a widowed man. Although widowers tend to date sooner than widows, this does not mean that men have a shorter grief process than women.It is possible that he has not completed the grief process and is trying to lessen the emotional pain through dating.Then this from Marianne: I have been seeing a widower for 2 years now.We have a very nice, comfortable, trusting relationship.A person might expect mixed levels of acceptance/rejection from different people in the family.