Understand that she is not playing hard-to-get like other women but merely taking time to start feeling normal again and get on with her life.
Far better to spend your time with friends who will buoy you up as you figure out who you are in this new world.
The first year and a half, even two years, after my loss I was often exhausted.
The slightest emotional rejection could plunge you back into the depths of despair.
And you may also be plagued by feelings of guilt and uncertainty.
She may find the term insulting and feel that her husband, life story and heartache are cheapened by such terminology.
Even when you are invited into her house and life, don’t prompt her to take down the photos of her late husband.
If my date cancelled or wasn’t available, I was plunged into despair.
I needed companionship NOW, which meant I needed it too much. I dated a couple guys who wanted me to change to meet their needs. But one year into my loss, I worried, “What’s wrong with me? ” If someone doesn’t recognize your wonderfulness, that’s their problem.
Be sensitive Very often men like to take the upper hand in a relationship and because of this they can seem to come on too strong when dating a woman.