Dating a widow upa and downs

I rushed into dating far too quickly after my husband George died.

I tried dating a couple of guys only a few months after his death. ” Haven’t we all heard this from well-intentioned people who are uncomfortable because we’re alone.

I severely underestimated the toll of having been George’s caregiver.

I needed to spend what energies I did have taking care of myself.

I started “beta-dating” a few months after my loss, thinking I’d start practicing.The first year and a half, even two years, after my loss I was often exhausted.Part of it was bureaucracy and dealing with deferred maintenance, but part of it was having been through such a traumatic loss.Having only the best intentions, George’s parents took me on a three week cruise of the Baltics four months after he died.I sleepwalked through much of it, too tired to enjoy the fast-paced sightseeing and being out of my comfort zone.

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