It can bring out feelings of guilt or betrayal in the widow or widower.
It can also bring out feelings of confusion and concern from friends, family, and those who were close to the deceased spouse.
Widowers are survivors, and as such, most come through the grief process much stronger, more resilient, and embrace life with more gusto.
Those are big changes for any person, but it would appear that for the widower, this growth is marked not by the passage of time but by how he handles the cards that are dealt to him.
It is possible that he has not completed the grief process and is trying to lessen the emotional pain through dating.The death of a spouse is one of the most traumatic events an individual can experience. Men tend to start looking for love soon after the death of their wife.If a man starts dating before he has completed the grief process, he will not be able to commit fully to a new relationship.Many grieving men throw themselves into their work in an attempt to distract themselves from their painful feelings. Let him know that you really want to hear how he's doing, how he's feeling.Maybe you can offer your friend both activity and time for reflection. In the context of these activities he just might share some of his innermost thoughts. This brochure will help you know what to do and say as you offer your love and companionship to your friend.