When you get divorced, your friends will encourage you to start dating again as soon as you're ready — possibly even sooner than that. But when your spouse passes away, things can be a little more complicated, a little less clear. As a widow, you may wonder: when is the appropriate time to start dating again?

In this video, life coach, author and YourTango Expert Kiva Leatherman explains how to tell if it's time, especially when there are children in the mix. "Begin an open conversation with your children," suggests Kiva, "[and] let them know that [dating] is something you're considering."

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