Widowed who are truly ready to date do not use their widowhood to control the pace of a relationship or coerce their girl/boyfriends into accepting unilateral terms of engagement.
His wife passed away 2 1/2 years ago (I have been divorced for 10 years).
I just don’t know if he is really ready for his next life.
Once a widow hits 65, the odds for remarriage fall off sharply.
Widowed with children date and remarry with ease or not depending on the age of the children, and believe it or not – adult children can be the worst to deal with when it comes to dating and remarriage with teenagers coming in an unsurprising second. At what magical point in the days, weeks or month after a spouse dies is dating permitted?
He suddenly wanted to “just be friends” when he found out I had a child.