Dating after the death of your wife
Brewer says that you need to be aware of the intense feelings your children could have as you start to date.
Talk with them and understand their feelings first.
She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children.
She holds bachelor's degrees in English and history from Centenary College of Louisiana.
“Sometimes this guilt is a sign that you could be moving too quickly into a new relationship,” he says.
“Often, family and friends will understand your wish to start dating, and sometimes they may provide good advice about when and how to start dating if they know you well.” Still, Brewer cautions, “If you are ready to start dating and you get a negative reaction from someone, realize that everyone has their own grief process and that others can experience grief in a different way than you do.
However, keep an open mind and heart and realize that your needs can change again as you continue to date.