Use the Stitch Forums to dig in deeper on these issues and connect with people who can understand what it’s like to be a Widow or Divorcee. Rather than answer this question ourselves, we want to turn it over to you. What’s been your experience moving forward from death or divorce?Start by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.And you may also be plagued by feelings of guilt and uncertainty.And then there’s the reactions of other people to deal with – not least your in laws and your own children, if you’re a parent.If you’re a Stitch Member, you can also continue the discussion on Stitch by clicking here.When you've lost the person you loved, the idea of dating again can seem almost unthinkable.So the best advice is to proceed with caution and to make sure you’re ready before you take the plunge.You can always dip your toe in the dating pool and take it out again if it doesn't feel right.
One WAY member who recently remarried after nine years on her own said that falling in love again has actually made her miss her late husband even more than she did before: “Life is undoubtedly happier, less lonely, richer and more exciting,” she says.
Some WAY members choose not to reveal that they've been widowed straight away, as they worry that it might make them feel too vulnerable.
Others report that potential dates run a mile when they say they've been widowed.
“But it can be complicated too – and the swirl of emotions can sometimes be quite overwhelming.” If you do decide you’re ready to find love again, there’s a whole host of Internet dating websites out there – some are specially tailored to single parents or to people who've been widowed.
Be careful about sharing any personal information on these websites until you know more about who you’re talking to.