Dating after being a young widow
If you haven’t already done so, tell your friends what you’ve told me. People grieve in different ways and it is entirely up to you if and when you want to experience another relationship.
That you recognise their kindness and appreciate their efforts but you are not ready for a relationship yet.
(You may want to add when you do feel like finding a relationship you will let them know and you are looking forward to their help in the future).
Other people in your situation say they have the following anxieties about dating after bereavement. Do you feel disloyal about trying dating or worry it means you will forget your husband?
Are you concerned about having to tell a potential date that you are a widow – and worry about possible reactions to this?
Do you fear that if you experience rejection through dating this might bring back other feelings of loss?