Dr. Romance discusses advice on dating after widowhood. To view the video, click here. Dr. Romance's 3 Tips for Finding New Love
In a recent interview with DatingaWidower.us founder, Jason, the dating expert revealed some hints and suggestions for recovering from the loss of a loved one. “The first thing I tell people is to take your time,” Jason said. “By that I mean take your own time. Some people find that they are able to move through grieving in a shorter time than someone else. There is no set time frame to getting to being ready to go back to the world of dating and romance.”
Tanishq, a jewelry company, created a touching, must-watch commercial called "A Wedding To Remember" that crosses the hard, strict social guidelines that have dominated women's lives in India (and beyond) regarding how their relationships affect their status.
Many widows and widowers miss the constant companion and companionship with the loss of their significant other. In fact, most dating websites are geared to a much younger, less-mature crowd who are looking for a first date, not someone who has lost another. SuccessfulMatch, a company with more than a decade of experience in creating niche dating websites, is pleased to announce a new widows and widowers dating site specifically geared to support widows and widowers – datingawidower.us
While most of us have only seen them on television, sometimes funerals veer into melodramatic histrionics. An inconsolable mama yells, "take me instead, God!" Vin Diesel vows revenge while clenching his fists in an unseasonable southern California downpour. And a distraught widow has to be held back lest she take a header into the casket hole. Periodically, that widow arrives at the grave sometime later, is behind the wheel and has consumed enough booze to breath-start a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In the eight months since my husband's sudden death, I made it through the first Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter. For each one, I had friends and family in place to spend time with. The last thing on my mind was the need to be prepared for grieving around the "first" tax preparation.
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. A widow may wonder, when is the appropriate time to start dating again?
Six months after my husband died, I decided to venture out into the single’s world. I sauntered into a swanky downtown Chicago restaurant with a divorced female friend. She left me perched on a bar stool to go to the restroom. I stared at the glassware on the shelves behind the bar and a guy suddenly appeared, “So when did you get divorced? I replied, “I didn’t get divorced.” He said, “Well where’s your husband?”
I'm Jodie Rodenbaugh and this is my story. It's a story that only I direct. This is my story of feeling stripped of everything I once knew. My experience left me naked and vulnerable, but through that pain, I found strength from a power much greater than myself.
When you haven't dated for some time, the idea of getting back out there can feel overwhelming. The best dating advice I can give is to take the pressure off yourself and the dating process. Sure, it sounds simple, but it can completely change your experience and improve your odds of success. Here's how.
I’m in the business of love. But even though it’s my profession, it also becomes personal. My emotions get tangled in the cords that are my clients’ heartstrings. As an advisor along their heart’s journey, I feel along with them: When they’re in love, I radiate; when their hearts break, mine chips.
An opinion article by Katie Roiphe, called "In defense of single motherhood," was published in the New York Times this week (Sunday Review section, 8/12/12). Several points I appreciated are: 1) the all-too-common "lack of imagination about what family can be..." 2) the fact that women move in and out of singleness, whether via divorce, death of a spouse, romantic attachments' forming and dissolving...
Saying the right things on a first date can be difficult. You don't want to offend, bore or otherwise turn off this new person in your life. If you're attracted to him or her, you probably want a second date (and maybe even a relationship at some point in the future). Maybe you just met this person and you'd like to get to know him or her a little better. The same impulse to avoid what would push this person away from you applies.
It's funny – when our parents or grandparents hit retirement age and older, we often lose the ability to relate to them. We may think they're stubborn, incapable of change and reluctant to accept anything new in their life. But the heartfelt comedy released this weekend, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," takes this idea and flips it on its head.